- 350g spaghetti or linguine
- 140g pack diced pancetta, or smoked streaky bacon
Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…
- 2 tsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 egg, plus 4 yolks
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
- 50g parmesan, grated
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, fry pancetta in oil in a frying pan for a few mins until golden and crisp. Add garlic, fry for 1 min, then turn off the heat. Briefly whisk egg and yolks with most of the Parmesan and some seasoning.
Drain pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Add eggs and a tbsp of cooking water, then mix until pasta is coated and creamy. The heat from the pasta will gently cook the sauce. Stir in the pancetta and garlic then serve, topped with the remaining Parmesan.