I’ve been perusing carbonara recipes for months. The combination of bacon, pasta, and Parmesan cheese just sounds delicious. But I kept getting hung up on the egg. I just wasn’t sure about putting eggs in my pasta. I had visions of bacon, pasta, Parmesan cheese and scrambled eggs. Finally, I decided to be brave and just go for it — and it’s wonderful! The egg makes the pasta creamy and you can’t taste it at all.
I totally messed up this recipe because I didn’t bother to read through the recipe before I started cooking. I didn’t realize that the pasta needed to be hot and I cooked the spaghetti first and let it sit in the strainer in the sink. So instead, I added the spaghetti to the frying pan after the onions and garlic were done cooking, stirred it all together and let the pasta warm up. Then I added the egg and stirred quickly to coat the spaghetti. I turned the heat off, kept stirring, and added the bacon and cheese. It worked perfectly!