• Rigatoni Carbonara

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    This is the easiest of easy recipes and it’s delicious like the bomb! I am telling you, restaurant quality!! Just a few ingredients which I usually have in the house which makes this is a great “go-to” dish when all else fails! Enjoy as a meal with a salad or as a side dish…either way I promise you will be pleased! My son Kyle (big time fellow foodie) and I made this together. He goes to NYU and lives in NYC and has a habit of frequenting only the best food destinations and when I picked him up yesterday to transport him and his laundry home for the break he informed me that he purchased one white truffle (ka-ching~”it was a great deal, Mom!”) at Eataly this week (YOLO), in hopes of sprinkling it on top of something we would be cooking together….so this is how the Carbonara idea began! Truffles add major decadence to any dish and I can assure you I will not be purchasing any the next time I make this! I am just not as fancy as my boy!

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    IMG_1087with the fancy truffles…

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    Rigatoni Carbonara

    Ingredients:

    1 lb. rigatoni (spaghetti or any pasta will do)

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    4 oz. diced pancetta (I buy at Trader Joes and always have in my freezer)

    2 eggs, beaten

    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    pasta water

    kosher salt (for pasta water)

    black pepper, to taste

     

    Directions:

    Fill a pot with water and add a bit of kosher salt. Heat.

    In a large saucepan add olive oil and pancetta over medium low heat and cook the pancetta, stirring frequently until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat when done.

    In the meantime, beat egg and add parmesan cheese to egg, mix well.

    When pasta is done, reserve about 1 cup of past water.

    Drain pasta and add to pan with pancetta. Coat the pasta and quickly add the egg/cheese mixture to pasta and stir continuously, adding small amounts of pasta water so that sauce coats all of the pasta. If you like a thinner sauce add a bit more water. Mix well and serve.

    Season with black pepper and add more cheese if desired. (Oh and top with truffles if you are fancy, haha)

    EnJOY!

    xo

     

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