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Spaghetti Carbonara

Basically, this recipe is nothing more than bacon and eggs with pasta, and many versions of it exist -- some with the addition of cream and sometimes wine and parsley, too.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

  • Servings: 6
Spaghetti Carbonara

Source: Mad Hungry, September 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook the spaghetti. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until just crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Skim off some of the fat. Drain the pasta, add to the bacon in the pan, and toss to combine.

  2. Whisk together the eggs, cheese, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour into the pasta, and combine thoroughly. Serve immediately with extra grated cheese, if desired.

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