SPAGHETTI CARBONARA

July 11, 2014

Eating this for lunch one day, a couple friends asked me what I was having. It’s hard to reply “spaghetti carbonara” and not feel pretentious. So I was downplaying as much as possible and sneaking out the words. BUT IT’S REALLY NOT A COMPLICATED DISH. You could do it. And then you can feign non-chalantness with all your impressed friends. (Kidding.)

The other reaction people have is, “Oh. What actually is spaghetti carbonara?” Simply a pasta dish based on eggs, cheese, and pepper. It’s popular to add green peas too. And I, of course, did bacon.

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA from Rachel Schultz

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
Serves 3-4

1 pound spaghetti
4 eggs
1 and 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 cloves garlic
1/2 jalapeño, diced
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Saute onion, jalapeño, and olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and heat for 1 more minute.

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SPAGHETTI CARBONARA from Rachel Schultz

Whisk together parmesan, eggs, and pasta water. Add spaghetti, bacon, parsley, and egg mixture to pan with onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Stir to coat spaghetti with sauce and let cook for 1-2 more minutes. Top with parmesan and season with salt & pepper.

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA from Rachel Schultz

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
  • Serves 3-4
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and ½ cup parmesan, grated
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • ½ jalapeño, diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  2. Saute onion, jalapeño, and olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and heat for 1 more minute.
  3. Whisk together parmesan, eggs, and pasta water.
  4. Add spaghetti, bacon, parsley, and egg mixture to pan with onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Stir to coat spaghetti with sauce and let cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Top with parmesan and season with salt & pepper.

 

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Comments

  • Dawn

    So glad I found your site. Your husbands a lucky man. Also like website design. Can I hire you to be my chef.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Haha! Thanks Dawn

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