Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chef Chuck's Fettuccine alla Carbonara

Fettuccine alla Carbonara

Pasta with pancetta, onions, eggs and pecorino is a classic and rustic pasta dish from Italy. The flavors combined is quite delicious, this would be great served at a brunch, lunch or for dinner. I made this with fettuccine, any ribbon pasta will work you can also use bacon instead of pancetta. I added my wonderful focaccia with olives, salt and rosemary. Enjoy!

Fettuccine alla Carbonara

1 pound fettuccine
3 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces pancetta, chopped

1 white onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup pecorino cheese, grated

salt and pepper
1/4 cup pasta water

Cook pasta in boiling salted water till al dente. Meanwhile in a large frying pan, heat olive oil and cook pancetta, drain most of the fat. Add onions and saute for 5 minutes, add garlic, salt and pepper, add cooked pasta and a little (1/4 cup) pasta water. Then stir in egg mixture, season with salt and pepper.

14 comments:

  1. I remember the first time I ate this dish was 40 years ago (I was a wee babe) when I first met my relatives in Italy and one of my cousins introduced me to fettuccine alla carbonara. Thanks for rekindling the memory.

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  2. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Hello Karine! You should try one day! Your welcome, thank you :)

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  4. Your very welcome, Ciao Chow Linda! I always enjoy good memories!! :)

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  5. I have been craving a good carbonara lately. My mom used to make it when I was a kid and I've been trying my hand at some other versions of it lately, but this one looks so much like the one I remember, I'm just going to have to add it to my list of "must try" recipes. Thanks!

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  6. Hello Ty'sMommy, Yes, you must bring this dish back!! Thank You :)

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  7. Your fettucini carbonara looks scrumptious, my friend!!!

    MMMMMMMMM,...I would like to savour this full plate even that it is breakfast time,...

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  8. Yes Sophie, This would be good anytime of the day!
    Thank you, from your far away friend!!:)

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  9. mmm... this looks so yummy! I love pasta with pancetta!

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  10. Hi Ash, I too love this pasta dish! Yumm,bacon flavor!! Thank You :)

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  11. This has been a fav of mine for a long time. Just haven't eaten it. As I get older, everything just goes right to my hips. Hah. Looks beautiful!

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  12. Hello, Live.Love.Eat. I agree I love this pasta dish! And I understand it is much easier to gain weight then it is to lost it. Specially as we get older! Thank You :)

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  13. Chuck,
    Catherine made the Carbonara this week and it was great! It was easy and fantastic. I miss seeing you and getting the updates. Hope all is going well.
    Marc

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  14. Hello Mark!
    Nice to hear from you.
    Everything is going very well with my food line.
    This spring we will hit the shores...
    Thank you;)

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