350g Tangetelli / fettuccine – any pasta that you love
150 g bacon chopped
100 g parmesan cheese (grated)
Salt and Pepper to Season
Cream ( optional)
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add a pinch of salt.
Cook the chopped bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until crispy.
Cook the pasta in the pot of boiling water, until al dente.
Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl and then add the parmesan cheese and mix well.
When the pasta is cooked, use tongs to remove it from the pot of boiling water and straight into the frying pan with the bacon (don’t throw away the water!).
Put the frying pan over a medium heat and add 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to it
Shake the pan for 10 seconds or until most of the water has evaporated.
Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the egg/cheese mixture.
Working quickly, stir the pasta until it has a smooth sauce.
Add in a little more of the pasta water if the egg mixture is too thick.
Season with Salt and Pepper and Serve asap!
This dish can be spruced up with mushrooms , chives or pepperdews!
Make it simple for the kids or fancy for your Guests or Hubby/Wife.
Do you put pasta in cold or boiling water?
The best way to cook pasta is to heat water in a cooking pot until you see bubbles at the bottom, then add salt and then add pasta, stir occasionally. Boiling cooking water is for lazy cooks who don’t want to stir all the time and cold water cooking is for soaking the pasta when you are low on heating fuel
This cold-water method rattled most of the pasta-loving world, who claim the only acceptable method is the traditional way of boiling water first, then adding the pasta. But Alton Brown, king nerd of food science, chimed in to say it’s absolutely fine to cook it in cold water, even offering his own method for doing so