Marc Standing's Carbonara a' la Filly
Marc Standing's recipe originally called for bacon. But its lack of availability at the market warranted a creative alternative. Introduced in the country by the Americans during World War II due to red meat becoming scarce, canned Corned Beef quickly became a staple Filipino dish. It is traditionally poured onto a frying pan, sautéed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and whatever other vegetable the cook sees fit to add. It's usually served for breakfast with a fried egg and garlic fried rice. The corned beef turned out to be the perfect Filipino accent to this Elmo's House inspired recipe.
1 pack of spaghetti
1 can of corned beef
4 cloves of garlic
Lots of Parmesan cheese
Lots of black pepper
1. Fry up the corned beef
2. Add onions, garlic and black pepper
3. Boil up spaghetti al dente
4. Beat eggs in a bowl and add the Parmesan cheese
5. Once the spaghetti is ready, pour out the water and add in the beaten eggs with the Parmesan and fried corned beef
6. Add more black pepper
7. Stir well and serve
If a little dry, add some water from the cooked spaghetti. So be sure to put some aside. Enjoy!