Bacon Carbonara Ramen

After the cleanup from the snow storm from hell, I want food, hot food, loaded with carbs and fat.

Trolling the kitchen, I find some thick cut, almost pork belly thick bacon, ramen, a portion of parmesan, and a couple of jumbo eggs. Sounds like a pasta carbonara.

I’ll produce this just like a regular pasta carbonara, using a bit of the rendered bacon fat to season my dish. Perhaps garnish with some chopped parsley, thin sliced green onions, and a bit of julienned carrot for a bit of texture.

From Wikipedia:

Carbonara (Italian: [karboˈnaːra]) is an Italian pasta dish from Rome made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. The dish arrived at its modern form, with its current name, in the middle of the 20th century.

The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or a combination of the two. Spaghetti is the most common pasta, but fettuccine, rigatoni, linguine, or bucatini are also used. Normally guanciale or pancetta are used for the meat component, but lardons of smoked bacon are a common substitute outside Italy.

Ramen with Bacon

A poosh take on the lowly ramen packet.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packs Ramen Loos the salt packet
  • 5 pieces Bacon Extra thick cut, chopped down to lardons
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 ea Egg Yolks Jumbo
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Grated
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Coarse grind
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Beat eggs and cheese toget, set aside
  • Place a 10' skillet over medium heat, add bacon, cook until crisp and brown, remove all but 1 tbsp drippings
  • Cook noodles as per package instruction, reserve 1/4 of pasta water, drain
  • Add noodles to frying pan and toss with bacon and drippings.
  • Remove from heat, add egg / cheese mixture and toss, Add in 1/4 cup of the pasta water and peas, tossing again to create a saucy consistency to the pasta
  • Taste and balance flavor. Adding salt if necessary, the bacon may be quite salty
  • Garnish with Parsley

Notes

A quick and simple carbonara, bacon, ramen, eggs, cheese, and some tossing.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 15gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 715mgPotassium: 110mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 301mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bacon, Noodle Sauce, Noodles, Stir Fry
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  Filed under: American, Basics, Egg, Pasta, Quick, Winter

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