Here’s a new portion of Spell Saab where I try to be a “foodie” a.k.a. food blogger.
Siyempre echos lang yun, I’m just really trying to learn how to cook especially because I’ve been living on my own for a year now and all I do is eat cereal or order in. More of the latter and for non McDonald’s deliveries, there’s always at least a PhP500 minimum order. I tend to overdo it and so much money and food just end up wasted.
Also, of course I want to learn how to cook for when I have my own family. Yihee… Feeling grown-up.
My friend Candy and I got a recipe from the internet (first link after googling “carbonara pasta with bacon” haha) and we were on a mission to make a total mess in the kitchen.
Cook 450 grams (1 pound) of Linguine in boiling salt water. To make sure it’s “al dente” or firm but not hard: get a piece of pasta, throw it on the wall/fridge and if it sticks that means it’s good to go!
Drain the pasta and run cool water on it while mixing so it stops cooking in its own heat then toss (fancy word for mix) it with one tablespoon olive oil tapos i-kebs mo muna siya sa side while preparing the other ingredients
Defrost your bacon, and cut 8 strips into small pieces. But not too small because when you cook it it’ll get even smaller. I suggest you use 10 strips of bacon because medyo bitin yung 8. You can never have too much bacon. (Cut to: heart attack. Echos. YES YOU CAN HAVE TOO MUCH BACON SO HINAY HINAY LANG)
Best thing ever. Cook the bacon until slightly crisp or if you want it a little burnt but that’s bad for you. But bacon is bad for you anyway so what the heck, go for it. Drain the bacon by putting it on a plate lined with paper towel.
From the pan that you used to cook the bacon, get two tablespoons of bacon fat and transfer to a much larger pan. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add 1/4 cup dry white wine if desired; cook one more minute (halata bang copy-paste lang yung last 3 sentences na yun?).
Ngayon, ibalik mo na yung cooked bacon sa pan and your cooked and drained pasta, too. Keep tossing the whole chorva and add olive oil if you think it’s dry or if the pasta is sticking together.
Add 4 beaten eggs and toss
You’re supposed to serve with 2 tablespoons chopped parsley sprinkled on top but we couldn’t find parsley sa grocery. Flop.
But still… YAY!!! My first carbonara!! Thank you so much to Candy who did most of the tossing which was the hardest part because ang bigat ng mixture!!
If you want us to try other stuff (beginner level PLEASE), send us your suggestions by leaving a comment! Hope you enjoyed my first Feeling Foodie entry!<3