Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Carbonara is one of our absolute favorite dishes to make. So quick and easy, and cheap too! Aus and I are huge Carbonara critics and almost always have to order it when we're at a new Italian restaurant.  We have our regular family owned spots we hit up every so often to get our fix. Although honestly - I think we make it the best at home!

Our Carbonara
2 eggs, yolk only
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 package prosciutto or bacon, cut into pieces (we use bacon)
1/2-1 sweet onion, diced
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 box angel hair noodles
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Boil water for angel hair and sauté bacon and onion in a large pan. We wait until the bacon is almost finished, pour off the grease, and then add the onion.  We looooove onions so we use almost an entire large onion and always - it never fails, say "It could have used more onion!” Also note, you are not completely cooking the bacon. By no means should it be crispy like the bacon you eat for breakfast, it should still be tender after sautéing.
While noodles and bacon/onions are cooking: mix together, in a small dish, the egg yolks, half and half and parsley. Set aside.

When noodles are finished, drain and pour in large bowl.  While noodles are hot, stir in bacon and onions followed by egg and half and half mixture.  Pour in slowly and toss while pouring (two person job). Add parmesan, keep tossing and finish with parsley springs.  Enjoy!

We had a Greek salad (my personal fav) with our Carbonara. Green leafy lettuce, roma tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, croutons and this faaabulous dressing: Vivienne. A parmesan cheese dressing that is just to die for!  My mother-in-law put it in my stocking for Christmas and I don't know what I'm going to do when it's out!


  1. Sounds so yummy! Will def be making soon!! I remember when we were little and Cathy and Peyten made this ALL the time! Was always soooo good!

  2. Yes, this is her recipe, with a little twist! It is soooo good!! Let me know how it turns out!

  3. I buy the Vivienne Salad Dressing from Janice Cain Stationery in
    Martinsville VA. I usually order several bottles at a time.