Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spaghetti Carbonara

Once you master the technique of making this dish, you will be making it all the time. It's super yummy, cheap, and a quick meal. Craving pasta, try this recipe!


1/2 lb bacon, chopped up
1 tbsp chopped garlic
freshly ground black pepper
1 lb spaghetti (or any pasta of choice really)
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1tsbp chopped parsley leaves
white wine

In a large pot, boil your spaghetti noodles til they are al dente. In another large pot, saute bacon until crispy, about 6 min.Remove bacon and set aside. Drain most fat except 3 tbsp. Add chopped garlic and pepper, saute for 30 sec. Add a splash of white wine to de-glaze pan.
Meanwhile, beat your eggs and add a ladle full of the pasta water to the eggs. This will temper the eggs to keep them from scrambling. Turn down the heat to the bacon pan, add bacon and pasta to that pan. Saute for 1 minute. Stir in the eggs. Keep stirring til sauce is thickening and then add cheese. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Then add the parsley. Stir and serve.

Now, when tempering eggs, what you're doing is heating the eggs up so they won't scramble. If you notice that your eggs are trying to scramble remove the pan from heat and keep stirring. Master this technique and you will LOVE cooking this dish bc of how fast it comes together. Enjoy. This is SOOOOOO good. AND please, do NOT burn your garlic. Burnt garlic isn't very good lol.

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