Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is not the prettiest dish to look at and I have no idea why we started calling it "Pasta Mama", but none of that even matters. This dish couldn't be simpler or more delicious. If you like bacon and garlic, you will love this. With only a few ingredients, all of which we regularly keep on hand, this pasta is a great go to dish when you are short on time, ideas, or motivation. I promise you won't be disappointed.
3 Slices Bacon
1/2 White Onion, Chopped
5 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
1 package Spaghetti
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
In a big pot of salted, boiling water cook the spaghetti until al dente. In a large skillet, cook the bacon. (I only use three pieces of bacon in the pasta, so yes, that fourth piece was just for me!)
When the bacon is done remove and chop into small pieces. Pour off some of the excess grease from the pan leaving enough to saute the onions and garlic. Saute the onions and garlic in the bacon grease until softened, 5-10 minutes. Return the bacon to the pan and add the cooked noodles. Stir to combine.
This is the fun part. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. With the heat on medium low pour the beaten eggs into the pan and stir.
Continuing to stir, cook for 2-5 minutes until the eggs are slightly cooked, but still creamy. Add in the parmesan cheese and stir until just melted. Serve and enjoy.