Spaghetti Carbonara

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Super Quick, rich and creamy, this dish makes a perfect quick dinner.
Serves 4
Ingredients
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.
 
Directions
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.

4.
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.
 
Notes:
Tip
Cook pasta untill 'al dente'. This Italian expression means "to the tooth" and describes the slightly firm texture when bitting into the pasta.
Categories:
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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