Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Prosciutto!

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Hey guys, I hope everyone had a safe New Years!!! This being my first post of 2012, I would like to wish everyone Health, Wealth & Happiness for 2012!!! As I am always encouraging all of you to take what I put on here and make it your own try things that you like and see what happens! This is where I pulled some inspiration for this dish, I took my fettuccine recipe and added a little flare with my fried prosciutto! This added a great smokey flavor to the dish and really took it to the next level! I hope you enjoy!

Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Prosciutto


Recipe Ingredients
-1 lb. of Fettuccine pasta
-15 oz of Ricotta cheese
(I usually use Sorrento, but any will work, also you can use non-fat or skim here too)
-16 oz of Sour Cream
-16 oz of Cream Cheese
- Fresh Basil
- Salt & Pep

***In addition - One Package of Thinly Sliced Prosciutto


It is very important when your cooking any kind of pasta or spaghetti, that you add salt to the boiling water, by adding salt you add flavor to the water which in turn adds flavor to the pasta, and you also raise the boiling point of the water, making your water boil at a higher temperature which lets your pasta cook better. It is a helpful tip and really can make the difference between a good dish and a GREAT dish!

Al-FRED-O Sauce

Step 1 : Add your Sour Cream

Step 2 : Add ricotta  Cheese

Step 3 : Add your Cream Cheese

Step 4 : Add Salt, Pep & Fresh Basil

For this sauce make sure you have your Ingredients on hand and ready to go, First set your temperature to medium high, then in a pot place all of your Sour Cream to cote the bottom, then cut your Cream Cheese into 1/4s and add each separately mixing the Cream Cheese until it is melted into each other. After the sauce is melted into each other you can start to add a spoonful at a time of the Ricotta Cheese. Keep Mixing into each other, while mixing you can add your fresh basil and Salt & Pep to taste. Let sit for 5-10 minutes on low before serving and there it is perfect Al-Fred-O sauce ready to be enjoyed with La Famigilia!!!

Frying Prosciutto
Step 1 : Place Prosciutto in Oil Pan & Fry

Step 2 : Let Prosciutto Cool

Step 3 : Chop

Step 4 : Chop Thouroughly


In a large pan place a few teaspoon's of Olive Oil, not to much, then add a few slices of the Prosciutto. Do not add more then 3-4 slices in the pan, place on medium heat and let the Olive Oil heat up before placing in the Prosciutto. This is similar to making bacon, wait until each side turns a darker color and flip when needed. Place finished strips on a plate with paper towels and let cool.

Once that you have finished frying your Prosciutto, let cool for 10-15 minutes. After cooled, you can take your Prosciutto and start to chop finely. Chop thoroughly and completely. Once you have this done you are ready to SERVE!

Finished Product


This dish came out wonderful, a great meal and with a added twist! The Prosciutto made everything come together and perfectly! If you don't have money for Prosciutto, you can always use bacon and get the same flavor to your dish for less!!! I hope this finds you well and you have a safe and healthy 2012!!! Remember ITS ALL TO EAT!!!

Look out for some Great New dishes in 2012! Including my own Invention mixing 2 of my favorite things Japanese Sushi and Italian!!! AS well as More Classic Sicilian & Italian dishes for you and your famiglia!!!

-freddy g

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