Sweet Potato Carbonara with Kale
Put a large pot of water on to boil.Advertisement
Using a spiral vegetable slicer or a julienne or regular vegetable peeler, cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into long, thin strands. You should have about 12 cups of sweet potato "noodles."
Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook, very gently, stirring once or twice, until just starting to soften but not completely tender, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain. Return the noodles to the pot, off the heat. Add the reserved water, eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper; gently toss with tongs until evenly coated.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring often, until crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the kale mixture to the noodles and gently toss to combine. Serve topped with a generous grinding of pepper.
2 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat