Simple Carbonara Recipe

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Simple Carbonara

Jennifer Chaiken

By
@NurseJen

This is a simple play on bacon and eggs -- with a pasta twist. The trick is to temper the eggs with some of the pasta water so they don't scramble.


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Serves:

2-3

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

1/2 lb
spaghetti or linguine
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
chopped green pepper
6 oz
chopped prosciutto, pancetta, or bacon
1/4 - 1/2 c
grated romano cheese
cracked black pepper, to taste
1 large
egg, room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare pasta according to directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water for sauce.
2
Meanwhile, saute onions and peppers in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add bacon or ham, saute until it just begins to crisp up -- approximately 6-8 minutes. This should be done as pasta is boiling.
3
Strain pasta, add to saute pan with peppers, onions and ham. Stir well to mix, then remove from heat.
4
Beat eggs in a bowl, slowly adding hot pasta water to temper. Very quickly stir pasta as you pour egg into the pan. The heat of the pasta should cook the egg, the stirring should prevent the egg from curdling.
5
Add cheese and cracked black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #eggs, #prosciutto