I have been CRAVING bacon and keep getting lame replicas. I went to McDs and got a biscuit thinking that would solve my craving. The bacon was translucent. It was thinner than paper. WTHeck?
So I decided to make carbonara for my DH. Now this in itself is a challenge. He likes bacon, but not IN his food. Ay yi yi. Whatever, I'm not to be disuaded.
by Linda T Correia
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Here is my 'recipe'
boil 1/3 box of mini-linguine in salted water.
cook the bacon crispy (about 8-12 slices - to your taste), drain and pat the excess oil off. Chop finely.
Pour off most of the oil in the pan, and saute about 1/2 -3/4 small onion, finely diced.
thoroughly wisk 3 fresh eggs, 3/4 c heavy cream, 2-3 T fresh parmesan (I dont like a lot of cheese, most people would probably put in 1/3 of a cup or more) and about 1/2 t salt.
When the noodles are done, I like to rinse off the starchiness, so I rinse, re-boiled hot water (ok, so I really didnt, I just turned the faucet to 'extra-scalding' and rinsed in that). Then put them in the hot, re-boiled water. Its really important that the noodles are uber-hot.
Then I tossed the drained noodles in the onion pan and heat it for a few minutes, tossing in the onions and bacon. Turn off the heat, pour in the liquid, toss immediately. Transfer to bowl, sprinkle with more parmesan, serve immediately.
It was YUMMM-MEEEE