Monday, 9 November 2009

Spaghetti Carbonara

A quick and easy weekday meal, Spaghetti Carbonara always tastes as though a lot of time has been spent in the preparation and cooking when, in fact it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Put the spaghetti on to cook and there is more than enough time to assemble the rest of the ingredients and make a crisp green salad with salad leaves and chopped parsley. Dress the salad at the last minute with a drizzle of good olive oil.


225g smoked streaky bacon, cut into strips
25g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
3 eggs
300ml double cream
75g freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground pepper
575g spaghetti

Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan. Saute the onions until soft and golden, add the bacon strips and cook until crisp. Add the garlic and cook gently for 1 minute.

Cook the spaghetti according to instructions on the packet, drain and keep hot.

Add the spaghetti to the onion, garlic and bacon, mix in the cream, eggs and cheese.

Using forks, lift and mix the spaghetti to cook the eggs. Serve immediately with a crisp green salad.

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