I have been hearing about this dish for years but never have made it and really wasn't sure about one of the ingredients in the dish. So I was watching TV and heard this dish mentioned in passing and decided that I had to make it to see what all the fuss was about.
I am an admitted carbohydrate addict. Anything that is a carb and bad for me in more than moderate amounts; I am all over it. Give me a white potato that has been boiled, sauteed, fried, steamed, mashed and baked! Bread, don't even get me started...
So here is my dish that I have now fallen totally in love with. It's such an easy dish to make any night of the week as long as you have some of the very basic ingredients. Cooking doesn't have to be complicated nor do the ingredients and that's why this dish is so perfect. This dish is very versatile. Meat eaters and Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians e can make this dish.
1/4 lb package of mild Italian sausage
1/4 lb prosciutto ham, thinly sliced
1/2 cup minced parsley
3 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 package thick spaghetti
Cook Sausage until almost done. Add prosciutto and parsley until all is cooked.
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.
Add to pasta the butter, eggs, parsley, meats, cheese and pepper. Mix well and serve immediately.
Just a warning about making this dish. When you add the raw eggs be sure that you are very careful because you can scramble your eggs. I made the dish above and did well without scrambling the eggs but got all creative the last time and scrambled the eggs. So you have to toss the pasta with the eggs very quickly.
Things to change: we added grilled sweet Italian sausage to the mix. We have even tossed frozen English peas into the mix too. This recipe can be used as a base to build on.