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Spaghetti alla carbonara with bacon bits - video

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
1/3 package of spaghetti - cook per package directions.

1/2 package of Bacon Bits - real bacon, not imitation.

1/2 teaspoon . of black pepper - fresh ground if you have it.

1 egg per serving

4 tablespoons of grated parmesan

Water for boiling pasta - reserve 1/4 cup of hot pasta water for sauce.

Preparation

  • Bring one pot of water to boil for pasta. In a small bowl, mix one raw egg with 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan, and about one teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Whisk together until well blended. Set aside until final assembly. Add pasta to boiling and salted water. Cook pasta while preparing the rest of the carbonara.
  • In a large pan over low/medium heat add bacon bits to heat through. When spaghetti is done drain (reserving some of the pasta water) and add to bacon bits.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of hot pasta water to spaghetti and bacon bits. Finally, pour in egg and parmesan mixture. Mix well and allow to heat through for about 30 seconds - careful not to make scrambled eggs.
  • The egg mixture will thicken with the addition of hot pasta water. It is ready to eat with a final tablespoon sprinkle (or more) of grated parmesan per serving.
  • For 2 servings, just double everything - maybe go with a whole package of spaghetti and one whole egg and two egg yokes, for a richer sauce.

Photos

Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Bacon Bits - VIDEO, photo 1Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Bacon Bits - VIDEO, photo 2




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