Simple and delicious; this blend of spaghetti eggs and bacon works for any meal of the day! Although I'm a pill about the ingredients that make the sauce, it's pretty open to interpretation what ingredients to add. I will sometimes include either garlic or white wine even thought that is not considered 'traditional.' What is absolute? Spaghetti, eggs, pork, pasta, Parmesan and pepper!
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Creative Culinary
1poundspaghetti; angel hairthin or regular spaghetti
¼ to ½poundpancetta or thick sliced good quality bacon
¼ to ½cupwhite wineoptional
Reserved pasta waterif needed
Freshly ground pepper
Fresh parsley for garnishoptional
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Since I used angel hair I had taken some steps prior to cooking my pasta since it cooks in 3-4 minutes. Regular spaghetti will take more like 9-10 minutes; plenty of time for you to start preparing the dish after you start your water to boil.
Cut the bacon into pieces about 1/2 inch wide. Cook in a skillet until the bacon is just beginning to get crisp; add the chopped garlic and wine and cook for a minute or two longer. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, break the eggs into a serving bowl, season with black pepper and beat them with a whisk
When your pasta has finished cooking, add the pasta and the bacon mixture to the eggs in the serving bowl and mix thoroughly; the heat from the pasta will cook the eggs; add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pasta water, just enough to create a sauce.
Add the Parmesan cheese, mix lightly and serve. Sprinkle additional cheese on each serving, grate fresh black pepper on top.