CATHERINE’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO RECIPE
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 1, 2007
CATHERINE’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO RECIPE — by Catherine Morgan
I know this recipe goes against all the things I have been saying about eating healthy. Because, I think it is an actual fact, that Fettuccine Alfredo is the worst food you can eat, as far as, fat, carbs, cholesterol, calories, and that stuff goes. I’m only giving this “TOP-SECRET” recipe out because; with it being winter, the kids really like their “comfort foods”, and this is the one my kids LOVE. For us adults, not a good idea to eat as a meal, but it does make a nice side dish.
That said, the “WORLD FAMOUS” part…..not really, I just say that to make my kids laugh, you know, when you have kids you gotta “HYPE” it up a bit. Anyway, they do think it is good enough to be “WORLD FAMOUS”. You might think so too, once you try it. Also, feel free to take some creative liberty with this recipe, and call it your own (ie: CONNIE’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO, or KELLY’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO), you know what I mean. And, it’s not really “TOP SECRET”, but if you add “TOP SECRET” to the name of the recipe, it really makes the kids laugh. CATHERINE’S TOP SECRET WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO…..the kids usually don’t seem to realize that the recipe really can’t be both “top secret” and “world famous”….but like I said….it’s all about the delivery, and the “HYPE”.
O.K. here it is. Call your cardiologist and schedule an appointment, because just talking about this recipe, could very well begin to clog your arteries.
O.K…..one more thing. I don’t normally use cookbooks….got it all in the old noggin. So, I apologize if this isn’t the “conventional” approach to writing a recipe. To me, the end result is what matters….and that’s….. YUM, YUM!
O.K. here it is now, for real.
CATHERINE’S WORLD FAMOUS FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
What you will need:
1 box of Fettuccine pasta
1 bag (two cups) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 small container of Ricotta Cheese, (about the size of a jar of peanut butter.)
1 stick of Butter
1 pint of cream or half & half….(you can also use whole milk)
Seasons: Salt, pepper, garlic, parsley.
Toppings: Parmesan and/or Romano cheese
STEP ONE: Boil water in the largest pot you have. Add a dash of oil (so pasta doesn’t stick together), and a bunch of salt (cause it makes the pasta taste yummy) to the water. When the water is boiling add the Pasta. Cook as long as it tells you on the box.
STEP TWO: Drain water from pasta, and put back into the pot. Now, add the stick of butter and let it begin to melt (keep the heat off at this point, cause there is still a few more things to do, you don’t want the pasta to stick to the bottom of the pot).
STEP THREE: In a separate bowl, mix Ricotta Cheese, with the Cream (or milk). Then mix in salt (couple shakes), pepper (couple shakes), parsley (couple shakes), and garlic (I use the powder so, couple shakes) to your taste.
Step three is the step that you are “making it your own”….so you don’t have to feel bad about calling it “your” recipe.
STEP FOUR: Add your STEP THREE to your STEP TWO, and put it over low heat, while you gently stir it all together. Looking yummy already, but we haven’t even added the “piece de resistance” yet.
STEP FIVE: Gradually add the “piece de resistance”, the Mozzarella Cheese. While continuing to gently mix over low heat. Once everything is evenly distributed and the texture seems creamy (if not creamy or wet enough add more milk). Take a fork and scoop some out so you can test it and see if the seasoning is just right, if not add more of what ever it seems to be missing, if just right, maybe sneak another fork full.
STEP SIX: While continuing to gently stir, increase the heat until it is at the temperature you want to serve it. Then serve it. This is not the kind of thing you can make ahead of time, you really need to make it, serve it, eat it….yum!
Put your toppings (Parmigiana, and Romano) ,on the table and let people use to their liking.
For dessert check out my World Famous Chocolate Brownie Cake.