Spaghetti Carbonara

Stuff

  • 250 g Spaghetti (or whatever pasta you want)
  • 1 tsn butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped – alternative onion or leek (white only)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5-6 rashers streaky bacon, diced small
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml single cream
  • 40 g Parmesan, finely grated

Method

  • Cook the pasta following the packet instructions.
  • Heat a knob of butter in a small frying pan and cook the shallot, garlic and bacon for 5-7 minutes until golden.
  • Beat together the eggs, cream, most of the Parmesan and plenty of ground black pepper.
  • Drain the spaghetti and return to the pot – off the heat.
  • Add the shallot, garlic and bacon – stir quickly
  • Add the egg, cream and cheese mixture and toss together until the pasta is evenly coated.

Serve

Divide between two bowls then scatter Parmesan over, with a grinding of black pepper to serve

Quantities

2 people

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