|All photos by Holliday|
As always, I made a mental rundown of what I had on hand at home. Veggies, eggs, bacon, pasta, rice and various seasonings and cheeses. First thing that jumped to mind was to make some kind of fried rice with a breakfast heavy ingredients list, but as I thought about it I decided that I wanted to push myself a bit more and make a recipe I haven't even thought of in years - Carbonara. A creamy pasta dish with a little kick that can be made with everything I have at home. And the best part? I can make just a single serving. I know that is a little bit sad, but I'm going to look at it as practice for my "someday."
Traditional Carbonara is made by frying meat (usually pork) in fat, dropping hot noodles in and then mixing everything with egg and parmesan cheese. I can feel my arteries clogging just writing that sentence, but thankfully there are options to make a healthier version. I start by pulling out all my ingredients and jotting down what I can remember for how to make this dish. I know I will be using just one pan and the steps will go something like this:
- Fry bacon
- Saute veggies in bacon grease
- Add cooked pasta
- Add whisked egg