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spaghetti carbonera

post #1 of 10
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This evening we had eat this with a sack of carbonera powder from Schwartz.
My question is: can you eat this alone with spaghetti of can we use other pasta's too? My son doesn't like any pasta except penne.
post #2 of 10
I know what Carbonara is, but what is carbonera POWDER?
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post #3 of 10

Carbonara powder... EEuooh!!

Whats that?? and why would you??
Pasta-wise Liguine is a good one or maybe try something a wee bit off the wall :- Greek orzo looks a bit like rice, but it is pasta. Works well according to my mob
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post #4 of 10
Hello Drive! I've missed seeing you.

Yes, you can use carbonara sauce with any pasta.

Is this a powder you combine with moisture (egg, water, broth???) in some way to make a sauce? We have packets of dry sauce mixes from Knorr and other companies. Most of them are not very tasty but I don't know what you have in the Netherlands.
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post #5 of 10
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In the Netherlands is it of Knorr. On the link below you can see a picture.

Knorr

We don't eat this, because my husband doens't like cheese. But he loves the carbonera in England. We were been in England this year and we had 3 sacks of carbonera powder bring to Holland to eat it here.
You can see on the link below a picture of it. And you must make it with milk (¾ pint) and bacon and if you want with mushrooms.

Schwartz - Product Detail - Spaghetti Carbonara
post #6 of 10
Carbonara is the easiest pasta sauce in the world to make. Why on earth would you want to make it with a powder?
Just fry some cut-up bacon (if you can't find pancetta, it will still be better than the powder version) in a little oil if it's not very fatty, beat an egg per person with a fork, grate some parmigiano into the egg, salt and pepper, and cook the pasta. As soon as it's cooked, drain, put back in the pot and immediately add the egg, stir, add the bacon and cover (no heat) so the residual heat will cook the egg.
That's all. can you cook cut up bacon? can you mix an egg like for scrambled eggs? can you grate cheese? You can make carbonara. That's all that's in it. Please, if you need a mix for something, make it for something difficult to make from scratch.
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post #7 of 10
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Yes, I can do that, but my husband doesn't like cheese. Everything with cheese in it, he won't eat that. Except what I told you before.
post #8 of 10
Drive, to answer your original question, you can serve this with any pasta you or your family like. If you like this sauce from a packet, by all means enjoy it! :lips:

(I use Knorr's Aromat seasoning on my breakfast egg whites and on vegetables. We have some of the same products here, but I don't think we have the Spaghetti Carbonara.)
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post #9 of 10
The Knorr product is just dehydrated cheese, isn't it? If your husband doesn't like cheese, then I can only assume that dehydrated cheese that is rehydrated with milk doesn't taste like cheese. Either that or it's a chemical made to simulate cheese.
post #10 of 10
Drive,
There's absolutely no reason you can't make it without the cheese.
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