I entered the marriage state with a hatred of bacon. And a hatred of the smell of bacon. But, like so many other things about me, that has changed. Now I love bacon. Now Printz Charming has to guard the bacon while he’s cooking it or I will steal substantial amounts.
I think it’s because prior to marriage most of my exposure to bacon was turkey bacon. I still hate turkey bacon.
Spaghetti carbonara is a simple, delicious dinner. Creamy pasta makes me happy. Bacon makes us both happy. Printz Charming cooks the bacon for me.I whisk together the cream, the eggs, and the cheese. Toss with hot, cooked spaghetti. This should (in theory) cook the eggs, but if you are concerned you can do what I sometimes do and throw it back in the pot, over medium heat, and cook for a few minutes while stirring. That’s probably sacrilege, but whatever, it tastes just fine. Sprinkle with plenty of bacon and black pepper.
|Recipe adapted from||Everyday Food: Great Food Fast|
- 8 - 16 Ounces bacon (use more or less as desired)
- 1 Pound spaghetti
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup half and half or light cream
- salt and pepper to taste
|Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. While the water heats, cook the bacon a few pieces at a time in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp on both sides. Drain on paper towels on a plate.|
|Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente.|
|While the pasta cooks, beat together the eggs, parmesan, and half and half with a whisk in a large mixing bowl.|
|Drain the pasta and quickly add it to the egg mixture. Toss gently with tongs to completely coat the spaghetti. (Note: the heat from the pasta should cook the egg, but if you're concerned about the egg not being fully cooked, add the spaghetti & egg mixture back to the pot over medium heat and stir for a few minutes.)|
|Add the bacon and season to taste. Serve and enjoy!|