Y'all know how much I love bacon. This dish brings together three things that I love the most in the food world (with the exclusion of shrimp): bacon, corn and pasta.
A simple, fast dish for lunch or dinner, any day of the week!
Like many of my recipes, this is a NO MEASURE RECIPE. I'm convinced that most people who think they can't cook are bound by unrealistic expectations and recipes that they are afraid to unalter. Even when I do include measurements, you should always - always! - feel free to change them according to your particular tastes. Cooking is a labor of love, and that love should always be peppered with your own individuality. So here is what I include in this dish:
- About 2 tablespoons olive oil
- About 8 ounces fettucine
- bacon I use 4-5 slices, chopped into ½″ pieces
- about 1 or 2 cloves of minced garlic
- about ¼ cup finely chopped onions
- about ½ cup corn
- about ¼ cup dry white wine
- about ¼ – ½ cup of half and half or whipping cream
- about 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- dash of salt & pepper
- Bring the fettucine to a boil in a medium pot.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saute pan, pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil (I now use mostly light olive oil – NOT extra virgin – when cooking) and heat gently over medium-high heat.
- Add chopped bacon to the pan and cook. Remove the bacon and let cool on several layers of paper towels. Meanwhile, bring heat down to medium, add onions and garlic to pan and saute lightly, about 2-3 minutes. Add corn to the pan and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
- Bring heat down to medium-low and slowly add the white wine while stirring for about 1-2 minutes. Add the half and half or whipping cream (I just use whichever I have on hand), and stir all ingredients in the pan together for about 2 minutes.
- Drain the cooked fettucine and add to the pan. Mix all of the ingredients together, covering the fettucine evenly in the sauce.
- Sprinkle the fresh basil (or you could use dried) over the pasta. Spring with salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle with grated parmesan or romano cheese if you wish.