Spaghetti Carbonara, oh yes.

Yes indeed. I was blown away by how simple yet tasty this dish was and I want you to be too. This dish is perfect for a quick and surprisingly satiating lunch or dinner. Or you know, 2 am snack, which is when I made it, heh. The best part is that you’re bound to have all the ingredients on hand already.

Recipe from Eat, Live, Run. My notes are in brackets.

Spaghetti Carbonara For One

2 oz (small handful)  dry spaghetti pasta [I used whole wheat]
1 garlic clove, smashed and minced
1 strip bacon (good quality–preferably applewood smoked)
1 egg, slightly beaten
generous grating of fresh Parmesan cheese
[chopped parsley]

Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet. Remove and drain on paper towel before crumbling.
Add the minced garlic to the bacon grease and cook until fragrant (about thirty seconds).  Remove from heat.
Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water. Drain and immediately place back in the pot with the bacon, bacon grease and garlic [and parsley].
Place pot back on the stove over low heat, add the beaten egg and whisk continuously for three minutes, or until the egg cooks and thickens, creating a silky sauce over the noodles. Be careful not to stop whisking or the egg will scramble!
Season with salt and pepper [, parsley, and Parmesan] and serve immediately.

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