Made with love….. Adam’s Healthy (ish) Spaghetti Carbonara

In our flat, egg cooking is a man’s job. Mainly because Adam is so much better at cooking eggs than me. He cooks the most amazing poached eggs and omelettes, and his carbonara is something of a speciality too. I love this for a quick mid-week dinner alongside some garlic bread, or as a big weekend lunch (it’s excellent hang over food!).

Adam's Healthy (ish) Spaghetti Carbonara


Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 5 nests of tagliatelle
  • 3 Free Range eggs
  • 1 heaped table spoon (approx 100ml) crème fraiche
  • 4 rashers Free Range smoked back bacon, sliced into short strips
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • About 1 heaped table spoon of finely grated hard cheese, such as Pecorino or Parmesan
  • Knob of butter
  • Freshly milled salt and pepper

How to make it:

  1. Boil the pasta until it is cooked al dente
  2. In the mean time whisk together the eggs and then the crème fraiche
  3. Fry up the bacon in its own fat and a little olive oil if needed
  4. Stir the cheese into the egg mixture….. leave this for a minute to check there’s enough…. it should appear grainy so if it’s all disappeared into the mix you need to add more
  5. Drain the pasta and leave aside in a colander
  6. In the pasta pan, melt the butter on a medium heat and then pour in the egg mixture and stir
  7. As the mixture starts to thicken, add the bacon and reduce the heat
  8. Once the egg has started to cook, throw in the pasta and remove from the heat
  9. Give it all a really good stir then season as you like and serve

Hope you enjoy!

Ems x

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