Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara





Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara

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I love cooking Spaghetti Carbonara, it is cheap, easy, and tastes great – But I really like the cheap…
My only problem with this recipe is that my wife doesn’t like it because she does not think the eggs are cooked (because I hide the part where I dump in the hot bacon fat).

Of course pasta with hot fat and bacon are not quite in my wife’s diet plan so I understand that part,  but man is this a good recipe.  As a matter of fact, just writing this makes me want to go ahead and cook some tomorrow.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Procedure

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels.
  • Reserve the bacon fat
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent.
  • Next. add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more.
  • Add wine if desired
  • Cook one minute.
  • Beat Eggs in separate bowl
  • Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti.
  • Add beaten eggs
  • Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together.
  • Toss constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set.
  • Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  • Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  • Finally, serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table.

The hot spaghetti and hot oil will cook the eggs almost immediately – but if you are afraid of disease from raw eggs – you can cook longer, bake in oven to make baked spaghetti, or you can raise your own chickens so you are confident in the quality…



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