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    [–] Pasta alla Carbonara Uncle_Retardo 1 points ago in GifRecipes

    Yes, use only the egg yolks, it makes the dish really rich and yummy and you don't have to worry about the sauce becoming congealed. Also, loads off fresh cracked Black pepper :)

    [–] Pasta alla Carbonara Uncle_Retardo 1 points ago in GifRecipes

    That's awesome, did you change anything in the ingredients? I also made it except I only used the egg yokes and kept the whites for breakfast omelette.

    [–] Pasta alla Carbonara Uncle_Retardo 92 points ago in GifRecipes

    Classic Carbonara


    • 1/2 pound pancetta or thick cut bacon, diced
    • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced, about 1 teaspoon (optional)
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil or unsalted butter (optional)
    • 3-4 whole eggs
    • 1 cup grated parmesan or pecorino cheese
    • 1 pound spaghetti pasta (or bucatini or fettuccine)
    • Salt and black pepper to taste


    1) Heat pasta water: Put a large pot of salted water on to boil (1 Tbsp salt for every 2 quarts of water.)

    2) Sauté pancetta/bacon and garlic: While the water is coming to a boil, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon or pancetta and cook slowly until crispy. Add the garlic (if using) and cook another minute, then turn off the heat and put the pancetta and garlic into a large bowl.

    3) Beat eggs and half of the cheese: In a small bowl, beat the eggs and mix in about half of the cheese.

    4) Cook pasta: Once the water has reached a rolling boil, add the dry pasta, and cook, uncovered, at a rolling boil.

    5) Toss pasta with pancetta/bacon: When the pasta is al dente (still a little firm, not mushy), use tongs to move it to the bowl with the bacon and garlic. Let it be dripping wet. Reserve some of the pasta water. Move the pasta from the pot to the bowl quickly, as you want the pasta to be hot. It's the heat of the pasta that will heat the eggs sufficiently to create a creamy sauce. Toss everything to combine, allowing the pasta to cool just enough so that it doesn't make the eggs curdle when you mix them in. (That's the tricky part.)

    6) Add the beaten egg mixture: Add the beaten eggs with cheese and toss quickly to combine once more. Add salt to taste. Add some pasta water back to the pasta to keep it from drying out.

    Serve at once with the rest of the parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

    If you want, sprinkle with a little fresh chopped parsley.

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    [–] Reddit Steak Uncle_Retardo 17 points ago in GifRecipes

    Reddit Steak by u/Chris_Winkler


    • 1 Rib Eye Steak
    • 1.5 oz Soy Sauce
    • 1.5 oz Tennessee Whiskey
    • Vegetable oil


    1) Take a very nice and marbled rib eye steak and place it into a zip lock bag.

    2) Add 1.5 oz of soy sauce & 1.5 oz of a good whiskey and place into the fridge and leave to marinade at least for 2 hours - best overnight.

    3) In the meantime prepare a sous-vide bath at 48°C / 118°F. Place the steak in the bag, including the marinade, into the sous-vide and cook for 2 h.

    4) Pat dry the meat and sear in a very high pan for 1 minute from each side.


    [–] Wiener Schnitzel Uncle_Retardo 16 points ago in GifRecipes

    How to make Wiener Schnitzel by ChefTube

    Ingredients (for 4 portions)

    • 4 large thin veal cutlets, each 150g/5oz
    • 2 eggs
    • about 10 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • freshly ground pepper
    • salt
    • 4 tablespoons concentrated butter
    • 1 organic lemon
    • 1 stalk of parsley


    1) Beat the cutlets flat between a cut-up freezer bag (or between transparent film). This is possible to do using a pan, a meat tenderizer or the ball of the thumb.

    2) Place the beaten eggs, breadcrumbs and flour, mixed with salt and pepper, each separately on a plate. Turn the cutlets on both sides firstly in the flour, then in the egg; finally in the breadcrumbs and tap them off.

    3) Fry the cutlets on both sides in concentrated butter that has been heated to a sufficiently hot temperature, until they are golden brown.

    4) Leave the cutlets to drip dry on kitchen towels. Rinse lemon under hot water, rub dry and cut it into eighths. Wash the parsley, shake it dry and pluck off the leaves. Serve cutlets with lemon and parsley.


    [–] It has been a month since Uncle Retardo has made a post in this subreddit. Pray for his return and wellbeing Uncle_Retardo 3 points ago in southafrica

    Are you coming to the reddit meetup in Brakpan this Saturday, Mr Logical will be there, we're going to braai his amputated foot from the motorcycle accident and serve it with pap and chakalaka

    [–] Parmesan Crisps with Marinara Dip Uncle_Retardo 21 points ago in GifRecipes

    Parmesan Crisps with Marinara Dip by Home Cooking Adventure


    20 Parmesan Crisps

    • 1 cup (100g) Parmesan, finely grated
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Dry oregano

    Marinara Dip

    • 1 pound (450g) can or fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 tbsp (14g) olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 tsp (3g) sugar
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp (1g) dry oregano
    • fresh basil
    • red pepper flakes
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

    2. Place heaping tablespoons of Parmesan at least 1 inch (3cm) apart, flattening slightly. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper and dry oregano on top of each.

    3. Bake for about 6-8 minutes until golden and crisp.

    4. Cool completely.

    5. Prepare the marinara sauce. In a medium sauce pan heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic, cook few seconds then stir in diced tomatoes. Add sugar, basil, oregano, bay leaf, pepper flakes if used, salt and pepper.

    6. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20-25 minutes, until slightly reduced and thickened.

    7. When done, remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.

    8. It keeps well refrigerated for up to a week or freeze until ready to use.

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    [–] Authentic Street Tacos Uncle_Retardo 6 points ago in GifRecipes

    Authentic Street Tacos by theinspiredhome


    For the Tortillas:

    • 4 cups of masa flour
    • 2 ½ cups of warm water
    • 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt

    For the Beef Tacos:

    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 2 small diced yellow onion
    • 1 pound of finely minced flank steak
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin
    • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
    • 1 cup of finely chopped fresh cilantro
    • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


    1) Combine Masa, Water and Salt in a large bowl and mix until completely combined. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

    2) Next, make golf ball sized dough balls and press them using a tortilla press.

    3) Cook the tortillas in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until they become lightly browned around the edges. Keep warm.

    4) In a large saute pan over medium-high heat with olive oil add in 1 cup of diced onions, beef, cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked throughout, about 5 to 6 minutes. Keep warm and set aside.

    5) Place the cooked beef in the homemade tortilla and garnish with diced onions and chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

    Note: "Masa Harina" is Spanish for ''Dough Flour'' which is made from dried corn that is then soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution, often lime and ash, which loosens the hulls from the kernels and softens the corn and is then washed and ground into a fine powder. The chemical treatment allows the maize flour to form a dough and also allows Vitamin B to be absorbed in the digestive tract. Lack of Vitamin B(3) specifically Niacin causes the disease Pellagra and symptoms include inflamed skin, diarrhea, dementia, and sores in the mouth.

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    [–] Looking for a South African pork recipe? Uncle_Retardo 3 points ago in southafrica

    Piccata Sauce, goes great with any white meat, fish, chicken and even pork. Its very easy to make, heat up white wine in a pan, add capers, reduce then add olive oil, butter, lemon juice and then some fresh chopped up parsley or cilantro and salt if desired. The meat needs to be breaded and fried otherwise you would need to thicken the sauce with a bit of corn starch.

    [–] Churros with Chocolate Sauce Uncle_Retardo 23 points ago in GifRecipes

    You are correct, Oxygen (in the air) will further catalyze heated milk compounds into forming a thicker and heavier skin.

    [–] Churros with Chocolate Sauce Uncle_Retardo 211 points ago in GifRecipes

    When the double cream in the chocolate sauce is heated high enough, the two milk proteins, Whey and Casein, will coagulate and form the skin when its cooled.