Wednesday, May 28, 2014

171 Pounds of Pork

The pig is officially back on the farm , all 171 pounds, not a bad haul for nine months.

Today I picked up the smoked meats. Time to heat up the cast iron and do some farm house cooking.

Pasta Carbonara

12 oz Pasta, shape and size
8 pieces Farm raised, THICK cut Bacon diced
1/2 of a whole white onion
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
3 Whole Farm fresh Eggs
3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
3/4 Cup cream
Salt and Black Pepper
Green Onions

Cook pasta
While pasta is cooking , fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
Pour off the bacon grease DO NOT clean pan.
Return pan to stove med. low heat cook onions and garlic, set aside.
In a bowl, mix together, eggs, cheese, cream salt and pepper until smooth.
Drain pasta SAVE A CUP OF PASTA WATER, place pasta in bowl. While pasta is still really hot, drizzle in the egg mixture, stirring the pasta the whole time, 1/2 way through add the green onions,baconand sauteed onions with garlic. Finish adding the sauce, plus pasta water as needed.
Serve

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