Caveman Cookbook

Lil_earthmomm’s Primal Carbonara

Posted in Meals by The Girl on February 25, 2010

1 pkg bacon
10 portobello mushrooms
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
8 egg yolks
1 cup parmesan cheese
fresh parsley
fresh basil
garlic powder
salt
pepper

Matchstick bacon and cook till done but soft. Remove bacon, but keep the grease.

Thinly slice 10 portobello mushrooms (not too thin, you want them as the “noodles” so you don’t want them to disintegrate when cooking)

Saute them in the bacon grease with 4 or 5 minced cloves of garlic and remove from the pan. Pile them on 4 plates.

Pour 1 cup of heavy cream in the pan and return to heat, on low. In a bowl mix another 1 1/2 cups cream, 8 egg yolks and 1 cup of fresh parmesan cheese, a handful of chopped fresh parsley and some chopped fresh basil (or a spinkle or dried) salt and pepper, and some garlic powder. Whisk into pan, making sure it’s not too hot or the eggs will overcook and curdle. Whisk until the sauce thickens.
Ladle sauce over mushroom “noodles” and try not to lick your plate when you’re done. Try, but no one will fault you for licking! 😉

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  1. kate said, on February 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    So I was looking for a pasta bake that I could make into a chicken bake.. and I came across your Carbonara recipe! So I sauteed me up some bacon and mushrooms, and some chicken, made the sauce, then put it all together in a dish, topped with cheese and baked!

    My sauce was quite runny, I had it on 50c while making it.. But because of all the eggs it kind of thickened up when baked and held everything together perfectly! I suppose it had a slight quiche like consistency, but it wasn’t too eggy like I find quiche sometimes..)

    It was so amazing! So cheesy and salty yum! And so like the pasta bake my husband and I used to have when we were first married.. (pasta with a jar of carbonara sauce) but SO much better..

    Thankyou so much for this amazing recipe! And if anyone is missing their pasta bakes I’d reccommend giving this a go! Will definetely be making it again!


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