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Happy Egg Tuesday! You are going to love this one! It is a recipe I did for the Incredible Egg Facebook Fans. Have a great day and enjoy your eggs.

Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta made with egg yolks and lots of Parmesean cheese. This is a delicious twist on the classic. I use a fried egg on top which gives the dish great texture from the egg white while the yolk combines with the cooked pasta to create an amazing sauce. All for under $1!

2             Tablespoons             extra virgin olive oil

¾             slice                         bacon or pancetta, chopped small

2             Tablespoons           finely chopped shallot

2            Clove                         garlic, chopped

3             ounces                    dry linguine or spaghetti, cooked

1             Teaspoon               olive oil

1             Large                        Egg

Pinch salt

1             Tablespoon            Parmesan, grated

1              Pinch                      black pepper

Bring a medium size pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (slightly firm).  When the pasta is about half cooked you can start the sauce.

In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat add the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot add the bacon. Cook for 1 minute until golden. Add the shallots and cook 1 minute until slightly golden. Add the garlic and stir. Using tongs to lift the cooked (al dente) pasta out of the water and directly into the sauté pan bringing some of the pasta water with the pasta. Stir to combine pasta with ingredients in the pan. You will not have a sauce but the pasta will be evenly coated with all of the ingredients. If it is too wet simmer for one minute to reduce the liquid.

Transfer the pasta to a plate.

In a small non-stick skillet over medium heat add the teaspoon of olive oil. Once hot crack in the egg and add a pinch of salt. Cook to desired doneness (I prefer over easy so the yolk creates the “carbonara” style sauce when you eat it). Place the egg over the pasta. Sprinkle with the cheese and the pepper and enjoy!

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