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Penne Carbonara


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  • 1 serving penne pasta
  • 2-3 slices smoked bacon/pancetta, sliced
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 20-30ml double cream
  • ¼ heaped cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • olive oil
  • pasta cooking liquid
  • sea salt



Step 1

1. Cook pasta and have all other ingredients prepared and ready. Use a large frying pan.

2. Mix egg yolks with cream and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Heat some olive oil in pan and fry bacon till just about golden brown. Immediately pour drained pasta into the cooking bacon.

4. Toss and ad the yolk cream mixture. If dry, add cooking liquid. Turn the heat down to low. Keep pasta moving until glossy. Season if needed. Add herbs and toss.

5. Remove from heat quickly and serve.

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