Monday, May 9, 2011

Landon's Spaghetti Carbonara

My son Landon makes a mean Spaghetti Carbonara, so when he asked what I wanted for Mother's Day dinner, that's what I chose.

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Documenting this was a little bit tricky because Landon decided to also make a separate clam sauce at the same time.  I'm saving those pix for another post. 

For the carbonara, you first need to combine 6 oz. of grated parmesan cheese with 1/2 pint of whipping cream and 5 eggs. Landon said that it's important that this mixture be at room temperature when the action starts happening.  Slice one pound of bacon.IMG_9678

First, fry the bacon.
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When crisp, drain out the oil and add 1/2 sliced onion.  Ignore the parsley flakes in the onion.  That's remnant from ingredients for the clam sauce.
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Add "some" shiitake mushrooms . . .
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and some peas.
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Boil your spaghetti noodles NOW.  Not earlier . . . not later . . . NOW.
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This part shocked me.  When the noodles are al dente,  put the noodles directly into the pan containing the bacon concoction and turn OFF the heat.  Landon didn't even bother to put the noodles in a colander to drain.  He just kinda shook the noodles over the pot  and then placed it directly into the pan. 
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Pour your cheese/egg/cream mixture onto the noodles.  The heat from the noodles will cook it juuuuust right.
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Make sure your fire is OFF or you're gonna get scrambled eggs.
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Top off with French's fried onions.  Hoo hoo, winnahs.  There was just a little left over . . . just enough for my lunch today.
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17 comments:

mmiissee said...

WOW...looks so goooood and easy to make.

K and S said...

yum!

jalna said...

Pretty simple yah, Mmiissee!

Kat, Lan had just made this the week before, but it was so good I wanted it again!

Erick said...

Wow, so lucky, looks so ONO! My carbonara never looked that good. I going use Landon's recipe next time.

OkiHwn said...

Nice, very nice! He's giving you and yours some competition. Must run in the family!

Betty Townsend said...

Wow! Awesomeness! Interesting how he does the spaghetti...just stands it upright in the pot. Easy recipe too!

jalna said...

I know Erick, I'm so lucky, Wendell and Landon both can cook.

Nate, it's Wendell's genes, not mine.

Betty, a little after I took the picture of the spaghetti in the pot Lan bent them into the water.

bebedeer said...

omg...this looks incredibly ono. i wonder if there's such thing as low-fat whip cream? probably wouldn't taste as good though...

jalna said...

You know what Fawn, for the clam sauce that Landon made on the same day, he used whole milk instead of cream and it still was ono.

Anonymous said...

Mean!!!

Taryn M said...

Hoo hoo! Landon's spaghetti was always so yummy!

Les said...

Randy is sooooooo jealous right now...I just showed him your post. Carbonara is one of his favorites!!

MJC said...

Hi Jalna, this is off the topic, but do you follow the folks at Nonstop Honolulu? They are planning a "snout-to-tail" dinner prepared by Chef Ed Kenney at Downtown @ HiSAM. It sounds like an exciting event that I plan on being a part of and thought you might possibly be interested in too. If not for the food, for the photo documentation of the event!

http://nshnl.com/iIxLlr

jalna said...

Veeery mean, Anon! Hahaha!

Taryn, as usual, it was sooo ono.

Les, if you make some for Randy, can I have some leftovers?

MJC, snout-to-tail dinner? Very interesting! Hmmmm . . .

:) josefina :) said...

omg that looks delish!

jalna said...

Hope you get to try it Jos. It's really good.

jalna said...

Hope you get to try it out, Jos!