Before I get started with this weeks recipe, I want to share with you all an awesome cutting board that I received during the week from the awesome people at Personalized Cart. It is 45cm × 30cm of high quality black Walnut wood and has been engraved with by blog name on it! How cool is that?
How awesome does it look? There are lots of styles and sizes to choose from making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook! I am so, so pleased with this board and you can bet your bottom dollar that it will make its appearance in many Friday Food Recipes to come!
Moving on to this weeks Friday Food. It’s Carbonara time! I absolutely love this dish as it’s super quick and easy to do, perfect for those days where you just don’t want to be slaving in front of the oven all evening. Carbonara, although it is a super easy dish I along with many others have a tendency to make the original recipe go a little wrong. If this is you, don’t beat yourself up over it! simply give this tweaked recipe a try – it’s fool-proof!
Alongside being super cheap and quick to make, it is also a Toddler and Fussy eater approved recipe! My daughter loves it!
Here is the recipe below. Please remember that you are free to save/download this recipe!
Throw a handful of ingredients together and what you are left with is a thing of beauty upon those taste buds!
Grab a large saucepan and fill it with water. Bring it to the boil. Whilst your water is warming up, Mix both cheeses together.
Take our eggs in a medium bowl and beat them, seasoning them with pepper.
Add a pinch of salt to the water and then add the pasta once it comes back to the boil then reduce the heat so that it cooks on a constant simmer. Cook until just cooked.
Whilst the pasta is cooking, place the butter in a large pan over a medium heat and as soon as it has all melted tip in the lardons and garlic. Stir often until the lardons are crispy.
Turn the heat down to medium, your pasta should now be ready so grab your tongs and lift them from the water and place them into the frying pan with the lardons and garlic. Don't get rid of the water just yet as you may need it later!
Next, you'll need to mix most of the cheese with the eggs that you beat earlier, be sure to keep a small amount of cheese back to sprinkle over your food later. Remove the frying pan from the heat and pour over the egg and cheese mix. Lift up the pasta so that it all mixes in, the egg and cheese mix should thicken but not scramble.
Add a few tablespoons of the water to keep the egg mix saucy, you don't want it too wet! Season with a little salt and serve with cheese!