10 March 2008

Linguine with Bacon & Onions

Sorry Meagan, it's another food post :) But first, a confession. I happen to be a big Rachel Ray fan, even if at times she does seem overly "peppy". Well lately I've been secretly coveting a subscription to her magazine. But, being the thrify girl I am, I couldn't justify it to myself. So a few weekends ago I was garage saling in a rather well to do neighborhood and I was able to pick up a big stack of old issues for a dollar. Yay! I've put them all away in a cabinet, and I figure I'll pull out one each month and it'll be like having a subscription. It's not like it's a current events magazine, so it shouldn't matter if they're old or not. So here for your enjoyment is my first attempt at a recipe from my newly acquired "subscription".

Linguine with Bacon and Onions
  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 3/4 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
In boiling, salted water, cook the linguine until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water. At the same time, in a large deep skillet, cook the bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon, and discard all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat. Then add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium high heat, stirring, until softened. (I have to say, the smell of onions cooking in bacon grease is absolutely divine.)

Add the pasta cooking water and bring to a boil. Stir in the linguine and remove from heat. Stir in the egg yolks, one at a time.

Add the bacon, season with pepper and sprinkle with parmesan. Yum-o! I thought it was really good. Maybe a little too much onion, but Darren said he thought it was perfect and wouldn't do it with any less. I fed three people with it last night, and still have a couple portions left over for lunches this week.


Johanna said...

Yummy! That looks great - I love onions! And I love food posts! I am so jealous of a great find like you got with those magazines, too. If you find another batch, send them my way! I am also easily annoyed by RR enthusiasm, but I love most of her food!

Kainoa said...

Thats looks so yummy! I think its funny that you used her word YUM-O.
Usually Rachel Ray's recipes that I have come across seem so complicated, like I have one of her 30 minute meals cookbook and I don't think I could ever make what she describes in 30 minutes! Hey I actually was looking for someone to gift my 2 cookbook of hers that I have. Would you care for them? At least someone could make use of them rather then giving them to goodwill? You made me hungry with the yummy pictures too!!!!

Kainoa said...

or maybe one to you and one to Johanna....????

Tina said...

I think that would sound great without the onions! ha ha ha. I only like teeny little onions in my dishes... but LOVE the thought of pasta and bacon. Two of my favorite foods!

Joanna said...

wow, looks really good!

rachel ray is a wee bit on the peppy side. and what's with the cleavage? her and giada...sheesh!

Marie said...

OMG! I think Shane would give me an hour long massage if I made that for dinner :) When we were dating, I took a piece of bacon off his plate when we were eating breakfast at a restaurant. He gave me the evil eye and I was so shocked because we were in that stage where he was still trying to woo me.

I love that you were able to save all that money by finding the magazines at a yard sale!