A creamy home cooked dish in less than 15 minutes, Spaghetti Carbonara is one of the most delightful meals you can whip up in the kitchen. It's so simple that you can make it after a long day. It uses common ingredients and the results are truly the ultimate comfort food.
Below is the exact recipe that I use all the time. There is even a homemade pasta recipe included, so you if you have the time you can make everything from scratch. A filling recipe that belongs in your quick and easy file.
1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons bacon fat from above
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
Saute the onion and pepper. Cook pasta and drain. Add pepper, onion and bacon Add 2 eggs and stir over med heat until egg starts to cook. You don't want the eggs to become scrambled. It should be on the creamy side. Add pepper and parmesan to taste.
PASTA: Mix the flour, salt and olive oil, then beat in the eggs, (a food processor does this very easily). When well combined, add all of the water. Work until this becomes a dough ball, and then knead for two minutes, stretching out the dough, and folding it. Put in a plastic bag, and store in the fridge for at least a half an hour.