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Sticky Pea Soup

Sticky pea soup is not a soup, but a quick and cheap delicious pasta dish for the whole family. An old family recipe that I’ve altered a bit just to add a bit more umph to it. The kids called it kladdpasta (sticky pasta) when they were babies, and with the added Scandiribbean touch this dish is now aptly re-named sticky pea soup.

Ingredients:

  • 500 g wholemeal pasta
  • 5 dl double cream
  • 100g butter
  • 1 pkt smoked bacon or pancetta
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 dl frozen green peas
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • chilli pepper or pepper sauce to taste
  • parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. start the pasta water and don’t forget to add salt
  2. put a knob of butter in a frying pan and turn up to mark 5
  3. grate (or finely chop) the onion and garlic and add to the pan
  4. slice the bacon or pancetta and add to the pan
  5. season with black pepper, chilli powder (or pepper sauce) and salt to taste
  6. toss the pasta into the now boiling water and give it a god stir
  7. when the onion and garlic looks translucent you add half of the cream and turn down the heat to mark 3
  8. mix the rest of the cream with the eggs and as much grated cheese as you like/can afford
  9. strain the pasta, but save a ladle of pasta water wich will help thickening the sauce (because of the starch from the pasta)
  10. mix it all together: first you need to mix in the egg cream and the saved pasta water in the sauce – give it a good stir and pour over the pasta
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