Recently I had a real hankerin' for some pasta carbanara. I didn't have pancetta/ham/bacon, cream or some of the other ingredients normally called for in carbonara. So I put together the few limited ingredients I had on hand & this is what I came up with. It was delicious & absolutely hit the spot! Was on the table in less than 10 min's flat. Can make it your own way by adding peas or a little cream, or maybe using ready made bacon or chopped ham .. whatever you have on hand. I plan to make this again and again ...
Boil pasta as directed. While pasta is cooking saute onion in sm amt of olive oil over low heat until sweet & carmalized. If using frozen peas, toss in with the pasta during last minute or so of cooking.
In separate bowl whisk egg. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the saute pan with onion and remove from heat. Quickly toss egg with hot pasta (do not cook over heat at this point or egg will scramble). Toss together well and add a pinch or two of nutmeg, along with bacon bits, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and a generous amt of fresh grated parmesan or romano cheese. Return to heat and toss until everything is warm ... and Mangia!