Carbonara Comfort Food
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 10 slices bacon crispy – try pre-made Hormel from Costco
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. freshly coarse ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare your bacon and set aside to cool.
  2. Add egg yolks and egg to a bowl; whisk to blend.
  3. Chop bacon into 1” pieces
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Just before draining, reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  5. Work quickly and in 3 batches. Add {immediately} ⅓ of the drained pasta to the egg mixture and 2 Tbsp. of boiling hot pasta water. Toss to coat quickly, add Parmesan, stirring and tossing to melt the cheese. Repeat two more times with the remaining pasta and parmesan ONLY. Do not add more pasta water until the end, and only if necessary. Add 1½–2 tsp. coarse black pepper to suit your taste; toss until sauce thickens. Now you can add more pasta water by tablespoonful's if needed.
  6. Divide among bowls. Garnish with bacon and shaved Parmesan. Try using a lemon zester to create light and fluffy Parmesan shavings. Then share with friends.
Recipe by Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice at http://kathleenssugarandspice.com/2012/03/25/carbonara-comfort-food/