I smell like bacon, my house smells like bacon, even my son smells like bacon right now…
Is it weird that I am not even upset about that?
Legit, I love bacon so much that I will take it in as many forms as I possibly can.
But really, can we have a moment?
And please tell me I am not alone in this, but I think I am kind of hooked on pasta carbonara and it just might be my downfall. All these carbs can not possibly be good for you, AND DONT YOU EVEN GET ME GOING ON THAT BACON AGAIN!
But really, the fact that I have an undying love for all things bacon, garlic, cheese, and pasta makes it just that much harder to resist!
Someday I will learn to just say no, but something tells me that my battles are destined to play out a little something like this…
“No pasta, I will not eat you… Goooooosh pasta, stop… I’m not going to do it! Stop being Satan’s henchman and maybe I will think about it… Okay, okay… I’m sorry for all the hateful things I said to you, let me just rub you on my face now” …
Yes… apparently I talk to my food. O.o (kidding)
8 Oz Thin Spaghetti
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 Cloves Garlic; minced
1/2 Lb Bacon; chopped
2 Tbsp Parsley; chopped
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat and cook pasta according to the package’s instructions.
In a small bowl whisk parmesan cheese and egg together then set aside.
In a large skillet cook chopped bacon over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes or until crispy.
Add garlic to the pan with the bacon and cook for another 2 minutes or until fragrant. Reduce heat to low.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water and drain the rest. Working quickly (see note below) **add the egg and parmesan mixture to the pasta and toss well to combine. When I say working quickly, I really mean it because we need all of that excess heat from the pasta and the pot to cook the egg. Add additional pasta water one tbsp at a time until you achieve your desired creaminess and consistency.
Add the bacon and garlic mixture to the pasta and toss well to coat.
Plate and top with additional parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
**Please note to avoid eggs from scrambling when they hit the hot pasta and pan is to “temper” the eggs by whisking a little bit of the hot pasta water to the egg mixture first to bring the whole bowl to a higher temp.