This is a recipe from the Palermo Brothers, a comedy duo, who had the famous tag line “‘Atsa Louie, I’ma Phil”. This appeared in their autobiography of that name. I am pretty sure it’s out of print now, but you can pick up facsimiles still. This recipe appeared in the paper, which is how I got it. It’s a winner!
I get asked to make this a lot. Before I knew what it was called, I called it “Wild Turkey Surprise.” Now I know better and it’s actually got some legitimacy to it. The basic recipe here started with a recipe from a Sunset magazine cookbook, Favorite Recipes. I’ve modified since then.
Carbonara is typically done with bits of proscuitto and bacon and parmesean. This recipe serves 2 admirably.