30 Minute Carbonara
It's the middle of the week and you've gotten home exhausted and now you're scrolling through UberEats trying to find the quickest delivery option that makes you feel the least guilty. Before you hit that check out button if you have a few simple ingredients in your pantry you could have a much more rewarding meal in 30 minutes or less.
Phil made this carbonara during our MasterChef challenge series and including making the pasta from scratch it only took 60 minutes. Its a quick cook, quick clean affair thats perfect for a midweek meal.
Watch Phil's Carbonara pressure test here!
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy
200g Dried Spaghetti
3 egg yolks
6 Rashers of bacon
2 cloves of garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
Start by filling a pot with water and heavily salting (should taste like the sea) once boiling add the pasta and cook as per packet instructions. When done reserve pasta water after draining
While the pasta is cooking whisk together the egg yolks and parmesan in a bowl
Dice up the bacon and render the fat out slowly by adding it to a cold pan on medium heat
Once the bacon begins to release most of its fat add crushed garlic and chilli flakes and saute until the bacon begins to get crispy
Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the bacon and pour the egg and parmesan mixture over as well with the heat off to avoid scrambling the eggs
Toss everything well to coat evenly and add some pasta water as needed to help everything mix together and thicken up the sauce
Add some chopped parsely and dish into separate bowls
Serve with extra parmesan at the table