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18.12.13

Recipe Swap Onion Carbonara #French Fridays with Dorie

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onion carbonara: simple living and eating


Onions are my all time favorite vegetable and smothered in a bacon cream sauce; how can you go wrong? It did seem strange to put the classic Spaghetti Carbonara sauce over onions, but it worked. It was delicious with a big slice of crusty bread to soak up the juices.

I also think in this age of dietary restrictions the more gluten-free recipes one has up their sleeves the better. I have a few friends with Celiacs disease who would love to dine on a healthy dinner like this one. It is lower in calories than pasta, and onions are super healthy for you. Onions are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre. In addition, they contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K. 





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28 comments:

  1. Who knew this would be SO good! Even Bill went back for seconds :)

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    1. Thank goodness, I never cried so much cutting up 2 pounds of onions.

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  2. This one was a tear jerker for me too. Luckily it paid off in the end. And you are right, always good to have some ____-free recipes in your back pocket for guests who can't eat this or that.

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    1. I saw Mary used a mandolin I wonder if that would have been less tearful. Glad to hear you enjoyed this too.

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  3. I only made a 1/4 recipe, so the only tears I experienced were tears of joy when the tough to please man liked this one.
    This was a keeper, for sure!

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    1. It is funny how surprised all of are about this recipe. Dorie does that sometimes.

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  4. This was a surprise and so good. Your photo looks scrumptious. Merry Christmas to you and
    your family.

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    1. Thanks Nana,,, we really enjoyed it. though my family liked the idea of throwing it over pasta.

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  5. This was really good, and who knew that onions were so good for you!

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    1. Those of us who are obsessed with onions have always tried to find health reasons to justify our onion addiction.

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  6. I still can't believe this combo of items I had on hand ended up so amazing. My husband was basically shoveling this in....though I graciously did not describe it that way in my post :) You photo is lovely. Glad it was enjoyed by all. Merry Christmas !!

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    1. Dorie surprised all of us with this one that's for sure. Merry Christmas to you too Tricia..

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  7. You're right Diane, it is good to have recipes for the gluten intolerant these days. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did too.

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    1. Spaghetti Carbonara has always been my go to meal for picky eaters... now I have a restricted eater recipe too. I think almost everyone likes cream and bacon flavoring.

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  8. Still trying to decide if I really liked it. It was better the next day.

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    1. I can understand your dilemma, because it is just so unusual a recipe.

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  9. Diane, this was enough that I made it twice in a row just becos DH asked that I made it for him after seeing me eating it on toast!

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  10. oops, left out 'GOOD' before enough!

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  11. Funny that onions are one of your favorite vegetables. I usually think of onions more as a flavor that blends into the background of so many things, but not usually a star on its own. This was definitely interesting. I used the leftovers in a frittata. It was delicious.

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    1. Oh wow, in a frittata... brilliant. That must have been delicious. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  12. P.S. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

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  13. We loved it, too - and Kevin was pleased to find another gluten-free dish that didn't seem like a compromise. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Exactly, non compromising feel to it. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

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  14. We ate this one over pasta so we missed the healthy aspect, but it sure was good. I bet it was delicious with good bread. Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

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    1. Yes, we did have a little bread with it. I don't consider carbohydrates unhealthy, but for someone with Celiacs disease this is a wonderful no compromise recipe.

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  15. This is a great Carbonara, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and wishing you abundant blessings in 2014!
    Miz Helen

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  16. I thought this was yummy too! Good idea to keep this idea on hand for friends. I always like to make something "real" that also happens to not have gluten (or whatever). Happy you enjoyed!

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