Sometimes Ur Mom goes out on Friday night… Usually she still wants something to eat…something she won’t regret in the morning…
Consider pasta: warm and salty and comforting, easy to make and easy to clean up. Ur welcome. Sleep tight.
½ pound spaghetti
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut in strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
¼ cup chopped spring onions
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup fresh grated parmesan
Bring a large heavy pot of water to a boil. Add a few splashes of salt and a quick dollop of olive oil. Stir and add spaghetti to pot. Stir occasionally, keeping strands separate until pasta is just done. Remove about 1/4 cup pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta in colander.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the bacon and get it rolling.
When the bacon begins to brown, add the spring onions, the garlic, the crushed red pepper and the salt. Cook stirring until the garlic is fragrant and softened but not brown, about 1 ½ minutes.
This is the only remotely tricky part! Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the egg and reserved pasta liquid quickly until the mixture comes together, but the egg does not scramble.
Move the pasta to a serving bowl and toss with bacon sauce.
Hmmm… ignoring the tiny flecks of cooked egg white, move on to smothering the entire deliciousness with cheese. (Ur mom is far from perfect and it is late…plus taste is not compromised…)
As if you need to be told – Serve immediately!
Adapted from The Essence of Emeril.