Why 3 eggs plus 1 yolk? Why would not 4 whole eggs work as well?
It's a joke,isn't it? Never onion or garlic in carbonara!
I wasn't sure about this when I decided to try it, but my family LOVED it! I gave the recipe to everyone at work. I am making it for the second time today and have been looking forward to it since last time I made it. I do agree with cutting down on the cheese a bit, but overall it was delicious and I believe this will be a frequent meal at our house.
This recipe took a lot longer to make than the title of the article "Quick Suppers and Sides" would indicate. My main issue with the recipe is the amount of cheese. Parmigiano-Reggiano is a strong cheese and a little goes a long way. The recipe calls for 3 cups, which seemed excessive, but I decided to just follow the recipe. Mistake! I should've cut the cheese in half. Normally my family feels like you can never really have too much cheese but in this case, no one wanted to finish their portions. The cheese/egg mixture was way, WAY overpowering. Cut in half it might've been okay. As an added bonus there are lots of steps in the recipe and your kitchen will be a wreck afterward.