Sun washed beaches, emerald waters and eating a plate of Carbonara in Paleocastritsa, ahh the carefree days of summer ’94. I present to you my family’s favorite dish and a picture of this magical place, my father’s hometown, where I learned how to cook Carbonara ! I feel so young when I prepare this dish and I have my cousin to thank for. My family’s favorite and I’m sure if you love pasta you will love this dish !! From my table to yours.
The ingredients you will need :
1 pound of spaghetti ( Linguine could also be used )
1 regular sized onion
1 whole egg
2 1/2 pints of creamed milk
butter for saute
10 slices of ham
10 slices of bacon
4 0z of sliced mushrooms ( fresh ones coould be used but have to be cleaned and sauted )
2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
First dice onions and place in skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter
Diced onions in skillet,saute for 5 minutes
Dice the bacon add in skillet saute for another five minutes.
Cut 10 slices of ham in cubes and add in skillet, add mushrooms saute with butter for another 10 minutes
While on stove add one whole egg and stir everything together until egg is cooked thoroughly.
If you would like you could add extra butter.
Now it’s ready add salt and pepper to taste.
Have your spaghetti boiled, drained and ready in a separate pot add all ingredients stir well, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese , pour your creamed milk, salt and pepper to taste stir very well and serve. It’s really easy to make takes about 30 minutes and serves about 6 people. As we say in Greek, KALE OREXI -meaning have a god appetite 🙂