Saturday, December 17, 2011

Spaghetti Carbonara

Why have I never tried this before last night!? This may possibly be one of the best pasta's I've ever eaten.

what you need:
1 pd. spaghetti
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pd. bacon, sliced into small strips
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
1 cup freshly grated parmesan, plus more for serving
fresh ground pepper
a handful of fresh italian parsley, chopped

Prepare the sauce while th pasta is cooking. You want to ensure that the spaghetti is hot when you add the sauce to it sp that the eggs cook right through.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and continue to boil for 8-10 min. Drain pasta.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over a med-high heat. add the bacon and saute for about 6 min. Toss the garlic into the pan with the bacon and bacon fat. Saute for just a min.

Add the hot pasta to the pan and toss for 2 min. to coat with the bacon fat.

Beat the eggs with the cream and the parmesan in a mixing bowl, then add to the pasta stirring quickly until the eggs thicken.

Season with fresh pepper and salt (not too much salt since the bacon is salty on its own).

Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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