I get cable and see what happens…

December 21, 2010 | By | COMMENTS

My husband and I have been together since 1995. We had cable for a brief amount of time in college, but since then we have never spent the money on it. Until last week. Now I am watching Food Network shows like they are going out of style.


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So, tonight after seeing two different shows (Rachel Ray $40 a day and The Best Thing I Ever Ate) showcase spagetti cooked with eggs I decided it was a sign. I must try this recipe. I went to Rachel Ray $40 a day website and found the following recipe….
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Recipe courtesy Enotcea Corsi, Rome Italy
Ingredients
1 pound spaghetti
4 eggs
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons Pecorino Romano, plus extra, for serving
2 teaspoons cream, optional
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 slices pancetta
Directions
Boil the spaghetti in salted water until it is al dente. Drain and set aside.
Beat the eggs. Add the black pepper and cheese to the beaten eggs. Set aside. Add cream to this mixture, if desired, for a creamier dish.
Put the oil in a saucepan with the pancetta, and saute for 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti into the pan and saute for another 3 minutes.
Turn off the flame (this is important) and add the egg and cheese mixture to the pasta and mix. Serve with additional Pecorino Romano on top.
MY DILEMMA:I did not have Pancetta (or even know what it was before tonight) or Romano in my fridge. Never fear! I can conquer this recipe with my own twist. I had pepperoni, string cheese, red peppers and a tiny bit of Parmesan.
I roasted the red pepper for about 15 minutes on broil at 455 degrees. ( I wish I had taken a photo!) I cooked as the recipe stated but fried the pepperoni instead. I tore the string cheese up and added it to the egg mixture.
I served it with a green salad on the side along with roasted red pepper slices. I left those out because I have a picky 7 year old. We all enjoyed it, but thought it needed more meat, garlic and cheese cut smoother. I will repeat! Thanks for reading.

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