Monday, April 6, 2015

Michael Symon's Spaghetti Carbonara

I enjoy Spaghetti Carbonara, and our boys did too, but Aaron isn't a big fan of this.  He likes his pasta with hamburger or sausage much more than bacon.  Anyway, I love how tasty and simple this pasta is, and this rendition comes from Michael Symon's 5 in 5.  For each serving of this, the calories are 389 for 8 servings.  Noah gave this a perfect 10, Owen and I gave this a 9, and Aaron gave it a 6.  Anyway, here's what to do:

1 lb dried spaghetti
3 T olive oil
1/2 lb bacon, cut into small pieces
4 large eggs, separated
1 t pepper
1/4 c parsley, chopped
1 c grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta in well salted water until al dente, reserving 1/4 c of the pasta water.
In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp.  Deglaze the pan with the reserved pasta water, then remove the pan from the heat.
Whisk the egg whites until they start to get foamy.  Add in the pepper, salt, parsley, olive oil, and Parmesan.  Mix this slowly with the bacon, whisking the entire time.
Add in the cooked pasta, pour the egg yolks over, then salt to taste.  Serve :).

1 comment:

  1. Do you cook the egg yolks?? I am not sure I understand exactly what you do here with the eggs??? Love mom