Spaghetti Carbonara

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Super Quick, rich and creamy, this dish makes a perfect quick dinner.
Serves 4
450g/ 1lb Spaghetti
Pinch of salt and black pepper
25g/ 1 oz Butter
225g/ 8oz Smoked ham, diced
3 Eggs, beaten
300ml/ 1/2 Pint Double Cream
50g/ 2oz Grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley to garnish.
1. 1. Cook pasta. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large pan.

2. Add ham to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionaly, until slightly brown.

3. Beat together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper untill well belended. Add to pan and cook for 2 minutes, stiring constantly, or untill mixture begins to thicken but not scramble.

Add parmesan and cook for a further minute. Drain pasta well and turn into a large, warmed bowl. Pour over sauce and toss well to mix thoroughly. Scatter with chopped fresh parsley to garnish.
Cook pasta untill 'al dente'. This Italian expression means "to the tooth" and describes the slightly firm texture when bitting into the pasta.
Meal   DinnerCuisine   Italian
Dish   Main DishCooking Method   Pan Fried
Main Ingredient   PastaStyle   Gourmet
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   less than 15 minutes

Alexandra Brown

Member since Dec 2007

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