Sunday, November 22, 2020

Bacon Carbonara Fettuccine

This is not our usual Sunday night fare, not pizza. But pasta, cheese, egg, and bacon is not a bad substitute for pizza.

10 oz. Fettuccine
slices bacon, cut into small pieces
3 large eggs 
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 cup Parmesan, shaved

Cook the pasta in a large pot following directions on the box. Keep 1 cup of pasta water to the side to drain pasta (do not rinse pasta).

In a large skillet add the bacon and cook it until crisp then turn off the heat and remove the bacon with a slotted spoon then add the pasta and toss it in the bacon fat.

Add the eggs, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese to a large bowl and whisk well before adding slowly while tossing the hot pasta quickly to prevent it from scrambling.

Add in 1/4 - 3/4 cup of the pasta water, tossing again to create a saucy consistency to the pasta then topping with bacon before serving.

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