Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fettuccine Carbonara

My hubby's great grandma came to America from Italy when she was a young woman. Grandma Luisa was a great cook, and so was her daughter, Grandma Laura. One of their amazing recipes was their fettuccine carbonara recipe. It's one of the hub's faves, so it had to be made for Father's Day.

Ingredients:1 pkg Fettuccine pasta, 1/2 lb Italian sweet sausage (remove casing and thoroughly cook loose sausage), 6 slices bacon (cooked, drained and crumbled), 2 large scallions or 1/2 small onion (saute in small amount of olive oil until translucent), 2 eggs, beaten well, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, to taste, red pepper flakes, to taste, snipped parsley (optional)

Directions:Cook fettucini. Drain well and place in warm serving dish large enough for tossing. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, onion, cream, grated cheese, raw eggs and snipped parsley. Toss until fettucini is well coated. Add salt, pepper and red pepper to taste. Serve immediately as pasta becomes gluey rather quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Going to try this. I've been looking for traditional italian recipes not tainted by Americans or the English


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