What will they think of next? This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Onion Carbonara, sounds like something which would have popped up on a restaurant menu during the Atkins craze. Loaded with fat, no carbs.
I never got into the Atkins thing (it’s downright dangerous to stand between me and a steaming bowl of pasta) but this dish certainly got my attention. With steamed onions standing in for the spaghetti, this was otherwise a very traditional carbonara.
I made this one on my husband’s birthday and so served it alongside a pan seared duck breast, one of his all time favorites. And, do you know, it was actually good. Really good, in fact. Somewhere between a side dish and a chunky sauce, it paired beautifully with the duck and I bet that it would go well with other meats as well. I tell ya, that Dorie has a secret or two up her sleeve.
And since this is my last French Friday before Christmas, I also wanted to say that I am LOVING the holiday cards which are filling up my mailbox each day. It has been a joy to cook along with all of you this year and I wish you and yours a holiday season filled with all of your favorite foods.