Bacon and Egg Spaghetti is a twist on the classic Italian dish, Spaghetti all Carbonara. I use standard strips of bacon (rather than pancetta bacon) and partially cook the eggs in order to add texture. The result is a rich, creamy pasta dish along with savory smoky bacon. The dish comes together very quickly, which makes it perfect for a weekday dinner. It also a perfect recipe for Sunday Brunch.
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Bacon and Egg Spaghetti
Bacon and Egg Pasta Recipe. A great weekday dinner or a perfect addition to a Sunday Brunch menu.
1 lb dry spaghetti
6 strips of thick sliced bacon, 8 strips if using a thinner
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Â cups gratedÂ parmesan or pecorino cheese
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
handful of roughly chopped ItalianÂ parsley
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
Add 4 - 5 quarts of salted water to a rapid boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente.
In the mean time, brown bacon in a pan until crispy. Remove bacon and blot on a paper towel. Crumble when cool.
Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the pan.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic to the pan and cook until the garlic just begins to brown (do not burn).
Crack eggs into the pan and cook until the egg whites are almost set (the yolks should still be runny in order to create the sauce.
Add the drained pasta, bacon and crushed red pepper to the pan and stir, breaking up the egg whites.
Add additional olive oil (or you can use a little of the pasta water) if the pasta is not completely coated with sauce.
Toss with the cheese and the parsley along with a sprinkle of salt and fresh ground pepper.
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