What’s kooking in Keo’s Kitchen?

Spaghetti Carbonara!

I usually tend to make this when there’s leftover bacon in the fridge from our weekend fry up. This dish can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. Absolutely perfect for a midweek meal. Here’s my take on this Italian classic.

Serves 2-3 (depending on how hungry you are)

What you’ll need:

300g spaghetti

3-4 rashers of bacon (diced)

2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. olive oil

80g parmesan cheese (grated)

3 eggs ( 2 with egg whites removed)

Salt and pepper

Let’s kook:

1) Bring a pot of water to the boil, splash a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt before throwing the spaghetti in.

2) While the spaghetti is kooking away, mix up the eggs along with the parmesan cheese then add salt and pepper. Set aside.

3) Heat up a pan, drop the butter in and fry up the bacon along with the garlic for about 5 mins until the bacon is crisp then lower the heat.

4) When the pasta is ready, strain the pasta in a colander and place into the bacon pan.

5) Remove the pan and spaghetti from the heat, quickly pour in the egg and cheese mixture, and mix in with the pasta using tongs or a fork, making sure it doesn’t scramble.

6) Once all the spaghetti is coated, serve immediately into a bowl with a good sprinkling of parmesan cheese and some freshly cracked pepper.

Time to eat up. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s