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Old 07-21-2005, 08:49 AM   #1
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara


8 oz. spaghetti
4 oz. bacon
1 green pepper
5 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
5 tbsp. chopped parsley
1-1/4 cups cream
1/4 cup butter
8 slices cooked ham, lean
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil


Cook spaghetti in boiling salt water for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop bacon. Core pepper and chop finely. Put bacon in saucepan, cook until crisp. Stir in cheese, parsley, cream, green pepper. Cook slowly 5 minutes.

Drain spaghetti, toss with butter, place in greased oven dish. Roll up ham slices, lay on spaghetti, cover with bacon sauce. Sprinkle with herbs. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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Old 07-21-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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dailyrecipes, we had a rather in depth discussion about Carbonara a while ago. Cream is not an ingredient in the more traditional carbonara recipes. Do you feel it is essential in this recipe? I've also never heard of putting green pepper into carbonara. Does it overpower the more delicate flavour of the parmesan? Thanks for your input.
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