Italian food is my favourite and a big yes in my family and this classic Italian will not disappoint you at all! Give this one a try. True carbonara shouldn’t have cream in it, saying that if you like it that way then all is good 😄
6oz smoked bacon lardons
13oz dried spaghetti
2tbsp veg oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
2oz Parmesan cheese, finely grated, you can use the grated stuff you buy in the tubs
Salt and pepper
Put the spaghetti into a large pan of heavily salted boiling water and cook for 10 minutes or until cooked.
While that’s cooking, put the oil and smoked bacon lardons in a large pan over a medium heat and fry for 3-4 minutes, add the garlic and parsley, stir well and cook for a further 3-4 minutes and set aside.
When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and pour into the pan with the bacon mixture (off the heat), add the eggs and the cheese, stir everything well to coat everything, the heat of the spaghetti will cook the eggs enough to give you a glossy sauce that coats the pasta.
Parmesan can be quite salty so I’d just season with pepper and a grating of Parmesan then serve.
The healthy garlic bread is easy and very tasty and you need is a tomato, baguette and a garlic clove.
While all that’s cooking, slice the baguette and toast it each side, slice the tomato and garlic in half and rub the surface with the tomato first and then the garlic.