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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is my very flavor-ite thing to do w/leftover plain pasta! It's light and yet still HEARTY! Nummm!

Ingredients You'll Need

1lb spaghetti
Olive oil
4oz smoked ham, jowl, pancetta or slab bacon, cubed or sliced into small pieces
4-5 cloves garlic chopped
2-3 large eggs
1c fresh grated Parmigian Reggiano, plus more for serving
Salt & Black pepper
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped


Brown bacon in 2-3tblsp olive oil in heavy frypan over med heat. While this is cooking, reheat spaghetti in microwave in a couple tblsps water on HIGH, til steamy and hot; cover to keep hot if necessary. Add garlic and cook til just tender. Lower heat til almost off and add hot spaghetti to bacon & garlic and toss to coat well in rendered fat and oil. Beat well eggs and cheese in small mixing bowl, and add to frypan of spaghetti, tossing well to keep eggs from scrambling into large chunks. Season w/salt & pepper and serve while still glossy but not slimy, with parsley and add'l cheese as garnish!

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