TBC’S MINI CARBONARA

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 box · elbow macaroni
  • 1 tsp · minced garlic
  • 1 egg large (or more)
  • 1 tbsp · dried parsley
  • ½ tsp · hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp · salt
  • 8 slice · bacon raw
  • 1 ½ stick · butter (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup · parmesean cheese grated

Directions

  • 1. add water to pot and boil (add salt to water)
  • 2. chop bacon into small 1/2 in pieces and place in frying pan on medium heat
  • 3. add pasta to boiling water and cook for 8 minutes ( or your until desired texture)
  • 4. fry bacon until brown and crispy..remove from pan onto paper towel and return pan to stove
  • 5. there should be very little grease left in pan about 1/2 tsp at most, remove all excess...add the garlic..butter..parsley..hot pepper...stir until butter has melted...add 3/4 of the parmesan cheese and stir til mixed well add bacon bits..mix.. and let sit on very very low heat.
  • 6. remove pasta to strainer then return to pan
  • 7. pour butter and garlic sauce over pasta and stir..add egg(s) and mix well, eggs will lightly cook from the heat of the pasta as you stir.
  • 8. top with remaining parmesan cheese and parsley ... if u like creamier add 1/2 cup or more of heavy cream

Notes

This is a simple family recipe my father used to make when I was a young on Sunday nights. Simple comfort food. :)

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