Spaghetti Carbonara

by Dinner Hero on January 23, 2013

Easy. Fast. Good.

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Yes, there’s bacon in this recipe! Get excited!!!

Spaghetti Carbonara
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Remove pan from heat. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. (The hot pasta is actually cooking the eggs.) Quickly add ½ cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately. Sprinkle more Parmesan cheese on top if you wish.

 

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