Patter Fam Sauces

Serves 8


6 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups heavy cream
1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 (16 ounce) packages penne pasta
1 T and 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 pound diced pancetta
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup and 2 T chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Whisk together the eggs, cream, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Blend thoroughly, and set aside.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until al dente, or for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot (off of the heat), and cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet; add the onion and cook until transparent, about 8 minutes. Remove onion from the skillet; place in a bowl, and cover to keep warm.
Using the same skillet, cook the pancetta over medium heat until browned, tossing with nutmeg.
Drain on paper towels.
Combine the pasta, onion, pancetta, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in the same large skillet over low heat. Slowly stir in the egg-cream mixture, tossing gently so the eggs don't scramble. Cook until just heated through. Remove from heat and toss with parsley and remaining Parmesan cheese.

Written by Joyce Peters — April 24, 2020

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