Friday, 18 January 2013

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara.

A very simple recipe for spaghetti carbonara, I love this recipe as it's quick and you usually have all these ingredients in the fridge!

Serves 4 portions.

250g spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices of bacon/pancetta (can be smoked)
1 onion diced
1 clove of garlic minced
1 egg per person
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In a large pot of boiling water cook the spaghetti until al dente.

Whilst the pasta is cooking, in a large skullet cook the chopped bacon, diced onion and minced garlic on a medium heat until bacon is crispy and onion is translucent. A small amount of white wine can be added at this stage but is optional. If added cook for 1 minute.

Beat the eggs then add the grated cheese to the mixture add plenty of black pepper, salt can be added but make sure you taste as the bacon and Parmesan are quite salty. A small quantity of cream can be added an optional.

Drain the spaghetti and place in the skillet with the bacon,onion and garlic.Then add the egg mixture, tossing constantly until the heat of the spaghetti cooks the eggs.

Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top for garnish.