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Friday, May 28, 2010

Spaghetti Carbonara & Friday Follow Me

Ease: 4/5     Taste: 3.5/5     Kid-friendliness: 0/5     Time:4/5

I gave this recipe a zero for kid-friendliness because it involves cooking with alcohol, and raw eggs. Well, you add hot spaghetti to the raw eggs which I assume (or at least it's what I told myself...) cooks the eggs (but could that REALLY have cooked the eggs??).

With a fresh loaf of French Bread, this recipe would work great for a date night or if you have last minute company and you want an adult tasting meal quickly, and without a ton of ingredients.

Truth moment: I popped mine in the microwave for a minute which sort of ruined the flavour but saved my sanity over the raw eggs. The following day, I added a bit of milk and some butter to the leftovers and warmed them in the microwave  and thought it tasted even better!

What you'll need:
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 125 g (1/4 lb) chopped bacon
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 C dry white wine
  • 3 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1/3 C parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1/4 C fresh parsley, minced
To make the sauce, bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 Tbsp oil. Add the bacon and 3 Tbsp water and cook until the water has evaporated. 

Add the garlic and remaining oil and cook until bacon is slightly browed (~ 4 min). Stir in the wine and cook about 1 minute. Set aside. 

In a large serving bowl, beat the eggs with the cheese and 3/4 tsp salt; set aside.

Meanwhile, add 2 Tbsp salt and the pasta to the boiling pot of water. Cook, according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 C of the cooking water.

Working quickly, add the hot pasta to the egg mixture and toss to combine. Add the cooking water slowly until a nice consistency for the sauce is achieved. 

Add the bacon, a generous amount of pepper, and the parsley. Toss again and serve.

Recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks: Williams-Sonoma The Weeknight Cook: Fresh & Simple Recipes for Good Food Everyday

Also, today marks participation in the NEW Friday Follow Me Party! And I know you wanna!



  1. This is a great dish that I love to make. I agree, don't think the eggs are really "cooked" and would not serve it no children. Good recipe!

  2. This looks wonderful! Oh how I love pasta! I am a new follower and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I want to check out more of your recipes!~ I link mine up to Tasty Kitchen and Midchix. I have gotten a lot of new followers that way! Tasty Kitchen is from The Pioneer Woman Blog and Midchi.com is a wonderful networking site for women only. I post up in the flock named Mama Can Cook,.......hope you have a wonderful day...off to read more!

  3. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Fri. Follow... Love your recipes..I see your rather new..Welcome to the club..It's great fun & you meet wonderful people & good friends!!
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  4. Thanks for the follow! I have added you to follow too---great post about the recipe! I like the kid-friendliness ranking idea!

  5. Mama Holli - I am quite new here, so thank-you for the advice. And thank-you to the rest of you for stopping by! Cheers!


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