A diet that allows you to eat carbonara? My kinda diet!
Ever since starting on Slimming World I've been adapting recipes to make them SW-friendly; either low syns or syn-free. Top of my list? Carbonara. My favourite guilty pleasure just got less guilty.
You will need (for two people)
3 egg yolks
Bacon - fat removed, chopped
Mushrooms - chopped
1 garlic clove
2 level tablespoons crème fraiche
Start by frying your bacon and mushrooms in Fry Light until golden, adding the crushed garlic clove half way through this process. Pop your pasta on to cook.
In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, crème fraiche and parmesan with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.
When the pasta is cooked, drain and put back in the pan off the heat. Add the egg mixture and mushrooms and bacon. Stir through and serve - the residual heat of the pan will cook the eggs. Don't put back on the heat or you'll get scrambled eggs!
Slimming World - syn values
Parmesan, 25g - 5 syns
Crème fraiche, half fat, 1 tablespoon - 1 syn (=2 syns)
Remember to split the syns between servings!
For those of you who want the real, syn-filled deal you can see my recipe here. It is oh-so-good!