Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Green Bean & Mizithra Carbonara

This is what you make when you don’t have peas or parmesan cheese but do have plenty of pasta and eggs… not to mention green beans and mizithra cheese. Turned out pretty tasty!

green bean & mizithra carbonara - The Backyard Farmwife

4 room temperature eggs

1/4 cup heavy cream

Whisk together and set aside.

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic

1/2 pound diced bacon

Sauté bacon in frying pan until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Pour off remaining grease. Sauté garlic and onion until tender.

1 pound pasta

2 cups fresh green beans

Cook pasta and beans in the same pot until tender.Drain.

1/4 cup butter

While pasta/beans is cooking, place butter in glass 9x13 baking dish. Put in the oven at 350 until butter melts.

As soon as pasta is drained, place in pan with butter and bacon mixture. Toss well. Slowly pour eggs & cream over pasta while stirring. The egg will cook with the hot pan and pasta.

3/4 to 1 cup grated mizithra cheese

salt & pepper, to taste

Toss with pasta and serve immediately.

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