This recipe is too good not to use and record for the family…and to reblog and share!
Posted by cookingwithcorinna on August 3, 2012 in Diet, Pasta, Recipe Source: http://cookingwithcorinna.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/healthier-carbonara-no-cream/
As I’m trying to be healthier at the minute I didn’t used pancetta, but I found some Italian style ham cubes in the supermarket and thought that would make a pretty good, and low-fat, substitute. I did a bit of recipe research. Some used whole eggs, some just yolks. They all used about 1 egg per person. I decided to use one whole egg and one yolk. They also used about 1oz of parmesan per person. It is traditionally served with spaghetti, but I used tagliatelle instead.
The result was delicious, and so creamy I honestly don’t know why people add extra cream! It was also super easy and really quick, I don’t know why I haven’t made it myself before.
Tagliatelle – 7oz/200g
Olive oil – ½ tablespoon
Cubed ham – 2.5oz/70g
Eggs – 1 whole and 1 yolk
Parmesan – 2oz/55g (grated)
Seasoning – salt & pepper
Equpiment: Frying pan, pasta pan, bowl, fork/whisk, spaghetti server
Fry off the ham in the frying pan with the olive oil.
Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs and parmesan, and season.
Drain the pasta and return to the pan (off the heat), add the ham, and pour in the egg/parmesan mix.
Stir really well until it starts to thicken and coats the pasta.
Serve with plenty of black pepper.