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When the basic ingredients are bacon, pasta, eggs and Parmesan cheese, it's hard to go wrong.

When the basic ingredients are bacon, pasta, eggs and Parmesan cheese, it's hard to go wrong.

This uncomplicated recipe for spaghetti carbonara from Lucinda Scala Quinn's Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys, comes together in minutes.

Spaghetti carbonara
Start to finish: 20 minutes
Serves 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS:
• 1 pound spaghetti
• 1/2 pound bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inchpieces
• 3 large eggs
• 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese,plus extra for serving (optional)
• Ground black pepper, to taste

METHOD:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low, cook the bacon until just crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Skim off some of the fat.

3. Drain the pasta, add to the bacon in the pan, and toss tocombine.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheese and pepper in a small bowl. Pour into the pasta and combine thoroughly. Serve immediately with extra grated cheese, if desired.

 
 
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