Pasta Carbonara

  • carbonaraFresh pasta, such as angel hair or spaghetti
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • Fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. Saute bacon in olive oil until crisp.
  3. Add shallot and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute until garlic releases scent – about 30 seconds.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add one tablespoon of your pasta water to eggs and whisk. Do this two to three times to temper eggs.
  7. Add pasta and eggs to pan with bacon and aromatics, stirring to combine.
  8. Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
  9. Serve immediately, topped with grated cheese.
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