Goopy Carbonara

March 28, 2013
 

Yes, I know I should be more careful about my figure, especially now that I have started to do some modeling, and also, as cheesy and anti-feminist this excuse sounds, there is a special someone I need to look hot for. So I've been trying to stick with a high-protein, low-carb, low-fat diet. Sometimes, though, a girl needs to treat herself, and this occurred a few nights ago, after a particularly exhausting day. You see, I suffered from a stomach bug earlier in the week, so I didn't do my daily grocery shopping, where I basically buy whatever I need whenever I need it (it's a rather practical option when you don't have car, and I'm lucky to live on a street with a LOT of different markets). So when I recovered and realized I couldn't just subsist on my home-made bread anymore, I had to shop for everything all at once. And I did not expect my three bags would be so heavy. The store is a ten/fifteen minute walk away, and I realized I couldn't make it back (the fact that I was wearing high heels had nothing to do with it), so I took the bus that passes in front of my apartment. While looking for money for the fee in my purse (I had given most of my loose change to a homeless guy in front of the store), I fell when the bus stopped abruptly for a @^@&$!**!%(-ingly stupid pedestrian. 
In short, I made it home completely exhausted and unable to feel my arms and back, and I needed a bowl of something comforting. The idea of Goopy Carbonara came to me from the Sims 3, which is a game I am addicted to play occasionally. So I quickly looked up a few recipes for the theory, then put together my own. I did find it delicious and extremely comforting, but it does have to be perfected according to the pros on the internet, so I'll update you when I do another Carbonara. 

Ingredients: 
3 slices of bacon, diced
About 1/2 pound of linguine pasta (I prefer them to spaghetti)
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/2 tablespoon pepper
1/3 cup shaved Parmesan
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon salt (you'd think it isn't necessary because of the bacon... but it is.)

Cook the pasta according to package instruction; I like them al-dente.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a pan (there is usually no need to add fat). Set aside. 
Whisk together the egg, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper and Parmesan until well combined. 
Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and pour the egg/cream mixture and bacon. Stir until the mixture thickens and is coating the pasta evenly. (Do not rinse the pasta with water; you want to keep it as hot as possible since this heat will be cooking the egg.)







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