My favorite recipe is the super easy to do BCP (Bacon Cheese Pasta), which can also be called a simple carbonara. It’s always been my go to pasta recipe because I’m more into white sauce than red.
Ingredients include, but not limited to:
- 1 pack of pasta – any sort, but I like to use either linguine, spaghetti, or fettuccine. I’ve tried it with farfalle and rigatoni and it just didn’t work (the photos on google images look so good though!).
- 3 eggs
- 1 to 2 blocks of cheese – mozarella or parmesan (tried both and it works well)
- 3-5 long bacon strips
Boil/cook the pasta, I like to put a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the pan so it doesn’t stick too much. While the pasta cooks you can crack your eggs open and beat them until they’re mixed well. Grate your cheese block. GRATE IT ALL until finish and put them in a bowl together with the beated eggs. At this point you can add seasoning if you like, salt, pepper, or even milk. Mix both together and let it sit for a bit. Cut your bacon strips into however you want. Big, or small then fry them up. Fry fry fry until they dry. If you like it crispy then fry them to a crisp but if you like them soft and ham-like (my style) just let them fry until cooked.
Once pasta is done boiling you can strain the water out and IMMEDIATELY put the hot pasta inside the bowl with the grated cheese and eggs because the heat of the pasta will turn it into yummy white sauce. Put the bacon, mix everything together and voila, easy peesy instant carbonara.
This feeds 5! I’m pretty sure this isn’t the perfect way to do it but it’s how I DO it and it’s been working pretty good for me these past few years.
When it comes to comfort food there is only one thing I can say: CARBS. Carbs and Coke are my best and worst friend. Anything with potato is comfort food: frieds, mashed potato, baked potato, then there are pot pies, meat bread, sandwich, panini, dimsum, ramen, instant noodles, Indomie. The list will just go on if I don’t stop!