Simple meals for 1- Spaghetti Carbonara

serves one
15 minutes

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup of diced pancetta (thick bacon)- 70 grams

2 large egg yolks for a creamier dish or 1 large egg

1 clove of garlic

 100 grams spaghetti

salt 

freshly ground black pepper

11/3 cup Parmesan cheese

olive oil

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  1. In a pan boil about 1.5 liters of water and add a pinch of salt once boiled.
  2. Add spaghetti to boiling water and boil for about 8-10 minutes, or until satisfied with texture.
  3. Using a spoon or ladle set aside about a cup of pasta water. Drain spaghetti. DON’T RINSE YOUR PASTA!!!
  4. Chop of the ends of garlic, then using the flat side of a knife squash garlic.
  5. Heat about a tables spoon of oil and add the garlic to the pan.
  6. Using a spatula, stir garlic for about 20 seconds, then scoop out of pan.
  7. Add pancetta to pan and add 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir for about 2 minutes and turn of heat.
  8. Add spaghetti to pan and toss. Taste pasta for salt and add more salt if desired. Please don’t be shy, I personally like my carbonara with some chili so go ahead and add some if you would like.
  9. Take pan off hob.
  10. Quickly mix half of Parmesan with egg.
  11. Add egg mixture to pan and toss well with pasta.
  12. Serve your dish and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top of dish.

ENJOY YOUR MEAL!!!!

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