Orrechiette Carbonara

1
Geoffry Le Cher

By
@Geoffry

Bacon & Leeks... nothing better in a Carbonara.

- Chez

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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4 slice
applewood-smoked bacon slices, diced
2
leeks (white and pale green parts only) diced
10 oz
orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta) or small shells
2
large eggs, room temperature
1/2 c
freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh italian parsley

How to Make Orrechiette Carbonara

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet if necessary.

    Add leeks and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 6 minutes. Set aside.

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid.

    Whisk eggs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in medium bowl to blend; gradually whisk in 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid. Add pasta to leeks in skillet and stir to heat. Remove skillet from heat. Pour egg mixture over pasta and stir until sauce is just creamy and eggs are no longer raw, about 2 minutes. (Return skillet to very low heat if egg mixture is runny; do not overcook or eggs will curdle.)

    Add some of remaining 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid to pasta if needed to moisten. Stir in bacon and parsley. Serve pasta, passing additional cheese separately.

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About Orrechiette Carbonara

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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