Sunday, December 12, 2010

Carbonara Sauce

1 lb gnocchi or spaghetti
1 lb bacon, cooked and diced (reserve 3 Tbs bacon grease)
2 large cloves chopped garlic
1 stick butter
salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup grated cheese
3 Tbs chopped parsley

In large pot bring to boil water for pasta.  Cook pasta and drain.
In large skillet melt butter on medium heat, add garlic, diced bacon and bacon grease.  In small bowl beat egg and add grated cheese to egg mixture.  Add pasta to skillet, add salt and pepper, mixing and heat for 30 seconds.  Remove from heat and place pasta in serving bowl.  Pour egg mixture on top of pasta and toss.  Top with fresh parsley.  Serve with extra grated cheese.

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