It’s the holiday season which means it’s time for a holiday movie recipe! This is a recipe we’ve discussed for years! Literally, years! When FYE sent us some Elf goodies, we knew it was time! We’re beyond excited to share Buddy’s Breakfast Bucatini with you! It’s such a fun way to honor this classic film and makes for a great movie night meal!
In Elf, “when young Buddy falls into Santa’s gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.”
Obviously, the inspiration for this recipe comes from the pasta Buddy makes himself for breakfast and the spaghetti with maple syrup he eats for dinner the night prior. We have toiled over how to get maple syrup into a savory pasta dish and this was the way! We based our recipe on a carbonara recipe. Instead of pancetta, we used regular breakfast bacon and added the syrup! Admittedly, it sounds weird but honestly, it’s delicious! Trust us!
We hope you enjoy this Elf inspired recipe that was a long time coming! Check out some of our holiday recipes like our Grinch-mas Bark, Neon Vegan Christmas Cookies, and more! What other holiday classics would you like a recipe for? Let us know in the comments below! Happy December and Happy Holidays!
The Geeks have created a grown-up version of Buddy the Elf's famous breakfast pasta from the movie Elf. It even has maple syrup!
- 8 oz Bucatini Pasta
- 4 Egg Yolks
- 3/4 cup cream
- 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
- 2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- Black pepper
- 4 pieces Center Cut Bacon
- In a bowl combine egg yolks, cream, maple syrup, and Parmigiano Reggiano.
- Season with black pepper.
- Mix well.
- Add bacon to a large frying pan and sauté until crispy.
- Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
- When draining your cooked pasta, reserve 1/2 a cup of the pasta water.
- Transfer the drained pasta to the frying pan with the bacon.
- Toss well and immediately remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the egg mixture.
- Make sure to toss well so that the sauce clings to the pasta
- Add the pasta water, adjusting as necessary to obtain a smooth sauce that’s able to completely coat the pasta.
- Continue tossing until all of your pasta is coated with sauce.
- Finish with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano and a good grind of black pepper.
- You can also drizzle with more syrup if desired.
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