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Rating: 5/5 (1 vote cast)

Meal Type: Lunch
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Cook Method: Stove
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.


Date Added: January 04, 2014
Who says that cooking for one can't result in a delicious creation? This is a simplified and accessible Carbonara recipe, specially geared to those dining alone.


4 Slices Bacon diced
1 Unit Clove Of Garlic chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil see * Note
1/4 Teaspoon Chili Pepper
1 Unit Egg separated
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
6 Ounces Spaghetti or other pasta 500
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1. Well, probably you don't want to see any more Carbonara recipes, but I can't resist offering my favourite.

2. I have this almost once a week -- it is like a comfort food.

3. I've tried it with and without cream, and prefer it this way (without).

4. I have never been able to find pancetta, but I did have carbonara in Florence and Venice when I was in Italy last year, and didn't find a significant difference between whatever they used and the bacon I use.

5. It does pay to get a good brand of bacon, though.

6. The most important thing when making it is to beat the eggs VERY well.

7. If you can find peewee eggs in your area, one egg will be the right amount for one person -- useful if you live alone.

8. A small egg is OK too, but peewee is better. Place the bacon and chopped garlic in a large skillet with the olive oil.

9. Add the hot peppers. Cook on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes until all fat is rendered and the bacon is browned.

10. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the cheese. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for about 12 minutes.

11. Drain and place in a serving bowl. Quickly spoon over the bacon mixture.

12. Toss. Quickly stir in the eggs and cheese. Add some salt, lots of pepper and toss well.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Egg, Gluten, MSG, Cheese, Garlic, Hot Pepper, Beef, Olive Oil allergies.
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