Tasty Thursday - Spaghetti Carbonara

I'm Italian, so I pretty much like almost any kind of pasta.  And the easier, sometimes the better.  

This recipe is a great if you are in a hurry.  It has everyday ingredients and I always have them on hand.  The recipe calls for bacon, but I prefer using pancetta.  If you are unfamilar with pancetta, it is the Italian version of bacon.  I purchase it in the speciality cheese section in the deli area of the supermarket.  It comes diced and I usually purchase several packages and just throw them in the freezer.  

Spaghetti Carbonara

1 lb. thin spaghetti

2 Tablespoons salt

1/4 lb. bacon, or lean salt pork, or I prefer pancetta

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon basil

3/4 cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 c up dry white wine (optional)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the package in salted water.

Meanwhile, saute bacon, or pancetta over low heat until crisp.  Add garlic during the last few minutes.

Add cheese and wine to beaten eggs.

Drain spaghetti and return to pot.  Toss with egg mixture while spaghetti is still hot.  Stir in bacon, and its drippings and pepper.  Mix well.

I had some really good carbonara when we were in Italy on vacation.  It's got to be the atmosphere that makes it so good.  Anyway, this recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make.  Awesome!  Give it a try. 

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper