Sunday, October 24, 2010

World Classics: SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA

Spaghetti is the versatile, thin, string pasta that is popular throughout Italy and now world-wide.
It comes in various versions red(tomato flavored), green(spinach flavored), and white(cheesy white sauce) - these colors also represent the Italian Tricolored Flag.
Let's try out one of the quite popular spaghetti dishes- spaghetti alla carbonara.
The coarse black pepper used in the dish represents coal and gives a nice carbon effect along with the flavor.

SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA
1 bowl of mushrooms (chopped)
1 tbsp butter
1 bowl fresh cream
1 bowl grated parmesan cheese
2 egg yolks
2 bowls spaghetti
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

First toss the mushrooms in some butter and keep them aside.

Now in a bowl mix together fresh cream, cheese and yolks with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, get the spaghetti cooked in a large vessel of water. Once al dente, drain the spaghetti and run some cold water over it.

Now, in a pan mix the creamy cheesy sauce with the spaghetti and toss over on medium flame adding mushrooms as well to it.
Let the spaghetti get coated well.

Once done serve immediately with some more freshly ground pepper and cheese!

(Vegetarians can make use of this sauce: take some white flour (maida) and on butter just mix it over low flame. Then slowly add some milk and cheese, let it cook till the sauce thickens)

Enjoy with Garlic Bread!!!
Amrutha Langs

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