Pork chop carbonara

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 50 mins
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A pasta classic made on the braai!

By Food24 August 25 2015
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Ingredients (11)

4 pork loin chops — deboned
salt and freshly ground black pepper
500 g pasta — linguini or spaghetti
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
250 g fresh mushrooms — sliced
2 garlic cloves — crushed
3 eggs — beaten
1 cup cream
50 g parmesan cheese — grated, plus extra to garnish
fresh parsley — to garnish
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Braai the pork chops over medium-hot coals for about 12 minutes until done.

Pork chops should be braaied until medium, with an internal temperature of 71 °C. Season with salt and pepper before or during the braai.

Meanwhile, start cooking the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water according to the instructions on the packet. Use fresh pasta where possible and available, at the same time, heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan and fry the mushrooms until soft and brown, then add the garlic and fry for another minute.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and mix well with the cream, then add in the grated cheese, remove the pasta from the heat when cooked and drain. Add the pasta to the same pan as the mushrooms, and pour the mixture of beaten eggs, cream and cheese over the pasta while the pasta is still hot. Mix everything well. The heat of the pasta and mushrooms will cook the egg. This is a signature element of this dish.

Taste the pasta and season with salt and pepper. If your pasta was boiled in salted water it is highly unlikely that you will need to add salt at this stage. Slice the pork chops diagonally into thin slivers and serve on top of the pasta.

Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Reprinted with permission of  Bookstorm Publishers. An extract from the book, The Democratic Republic of Braai.

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