Straw and Hay with Gorgonzola

I recognize I just made a pasta- but it was so good, why mess with a good thing?

Straw and Hay- weird name- and I don’t feel like it fits with the way this dish looks in her book- but I’m willing to overlook that to combine prosciutto, cream, gorgonzola, peas and fettucine.

This is why I love new recipes.  I’m pretty sure I have never fried prosciutto before.  Look how lovely it crisps up.  Note- be sure to separate before frying or they all stick together and it’s a pain to get them apart.  IMG_2921

OK- so crisp up some prosciutto- set aside.  Saute some onions and garlic- add cream and gorgonzola and simmer until thick.


Not losing any weight with Ina.

As a side note- she specifies to use Gorgonzola Dolce and not Mountain (which apparently is more pungent.)  I had mountain on hand- so that’s what went into this- next time I’ll buy dolce and see if there is a noticeable difference.

Anyway- when the sauce is thick, peas and prosciutto get added back in.


Oh yeah.

Mix with your noodles and you have a VERY satisfying dish.


I thought this was REALLY good.  We halved the recipe for the two of us and it was more than enough- portion sizes are not lacking with this book I’ve found.

It tastes much like a carbonara- which I think sounds more pleasant than straw and hay- but that’s just me.  Either way- it’s delicious.  Will make this again too.  Recipe can be found here.

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