Christie's comfort carbonara!
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Christie's comfort carbonara!

This is a classic Italian comfort food, and one of my favourite things to make in the winter!

Christie

Ingredients

  1. 4 slices streaky bacon
  2. 1 garlic clove
  3. 2 handfuls peas, frozen or fresh
  4. 1 packet fresh made tagliatelle -
  5. 4 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
  6. 3 egg yolks
  7. Pinch black pepper
  8. 1/2 a tea mug of pasta water (from the tagliatelle)

Method

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    Heat a pan up on medium-high heat with 1 ths of oil in it (I tend to use olive!). Rub one whole garlic clove over the bottom of the pan, and let sit.

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    Dice the streaky bacon and place it in the pan. Cook until it begins to brown and the fat starts bubbling out of it. Take out the garlic clove.

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    Put the two handfuls of peas (if they were frozen, microwave them first) into the pan of bacon and turn the heat down to medium-low. Stir occasionally to keep anything from burning.

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    Cook the pasta as normal. When it's done (I tend to like it al dente !) take a tea mug and scoop some pasta water out. Set aside. Strain the pasta and let sit.

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    In a small bowl, whisk together 3 egg yolks, 2 1/2 tbs of Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of black peoper

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    Dump the pasta into the pea and bacon mixture and mix around. Turn the heat off on the stove (very important!). Pour the pasta water onto the pasta, quickly followed by the egg mixture. Begin to mix the egg mixture and pasta together, taking care to work quickly so the egg doesn't cook in the hot pan.

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    Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan cheese onto the pasta as you are mixing the dish together! Enjoy 😊

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