1 Nov 2010


A healthy Carbonara! Well, it's not particularly unhealthy anyway. This is another brilliantly quick and easy dish, takes the same time as the pasta takes to cook and that's it done - even quicker if you use fresh rather than dried pasta. This recipe was given to me by a girl who really knows her pasta and I must have made it hundreds of times, it's that good! It's made entirely from ingredients I always have in the house so is a fantastic last minute meal.

Serves 2:
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • Pinch Salt
  • Plenty of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsps Parsley (more if using fresh)
  • 150g Linguine (or pasta of your choice)
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 5 Slices/60g Prosciutto Ham (or any type of ham or bacon)
  • 25g Grana Padano Cheese (or Peccorino is another favourite!)

Cook linguine in a pot of salted water with a little olive oil

In a bowl mix salt, lots of freshly ground black pepper, parsley and finely grated padano cheese (or other hard cheese) and chopped prosciutto (I using bacon cook it first and chop into pieces)

Once pasta is cooked, drain and return to pot, mix in the cheese etc, stir quickly until ham is cooked

Add beaten egg yolk, stir in very quickly and as evenly as possible, serve immediately - use warmed plates as this has a tendency to cool quickly.

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Maybe serve with a salad to get some veg! Or garlic bread... does garlic count?

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