Pasta Carbonara

If like me you’re a mum on the run and always short of time here’s the second of my pastasauces that are child friendly and quick and easy to prepare take a look at the Tomato Sauce here.

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking to introduce egg into the girl’s diet, they haven’t really taken to scrambled eggs so I haven’t even bothered with boiled yet and they’re not keen on omelets or quiches so a pasta binded with egg and bacon really does cover that. Take a look how easy it is and give it a go sometime

pasta carbonara

My prep consists of cutting rashers of bacon into cubes whilst my pan of water for the pasta is coming to the boil. I cut off the strip of fat and used four slices for me and the girls. In the glass bowl I have three egg yolks (work on one per person) the egg whites are in the fridge but could be used for baby meringues if you have the time (I didn’t!) Add some milk and pepper to taste. I don’t use salt on the girls food and remember the bacon already is salty so no need for any extra. The third prep bowl is my uncooked pasta which is boiled in hot salty water until soft, then drained and added directly to the cooked bacon – see below…

pasta carbonara

While the pasta is cooking I fried my cubed bacon off in a frying pan, I didn’t use any oil as on heating the bacon lets off some fat and water, enough to make sure it doesn’t stick and the meal is less fatty. Once cooked remove from the heat and wait for the pasta to finish, drain it and add directly to the bacon pan.

Difficult to photograph whilst pouring my whisked egg and milk mixture on :) I’ve tried to sharpen the image as much as possible but you get the idea. Whisk up Pour your whisked eggs and milk mixture over the bacon and pasta. Mix well and take off the heat otherwise you’ll end up with scrambled egg on your pasta! The heat of the pan, the cooked pasta and bacon should be enough to cook the egg for it to bind onto the pasta.

pasta carbonara

Serve into waiting bowls and dust with a sprinkling of parmesan. You’re ready to serve!

The proof is in the pudding as they say – here are my two happy customers and luckily I made extra for myself so no fussing around with different meals for me. A healthy and easy pasta dish that’s ready in 20 mins, time for the water to boil and the pasta to cook.

4 Comments

  1. JDaniel'4s Mom
    March 14, 2011 / 7:30 PM

    This looks great! I would have oiled the pan and I really won’t need to.

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  3. romana
    March 20, 2011 / 8:57 AM

    buongiorno! non ho avuto tempo prima di guardare il tuo nuovo “mondo”!
    bellissimo.. e che fame mi hai fatto venire anche se sono solo le 10 di mattina..! un bacione ciao romana

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