Have you ever had one of those dishes that you can't get out of your mind? That no matter where you turn, you see the dish or recipe on every menu, billboard, or cooking show?
For the past few weeks, I have been seeing pasta carbonara everywhere I have gone. Maybe it's the angel on my shoulder telling me that I shouldn't be ordering pasta so instead I lust over a dish that is out of my reach. I can smell the pasta, pancetta and warm parmesan all melding together in a simplistic yet mouth-watering pasta dish. This is a true comfort food. So needless to say, I had to give into my craving.
From start to finish, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara takes a mere 15 minutes. Unlike most pasta dishes, this recipe does not include a sauce. Instead, a mound of parmesan cheese and egg are whipped together and combined with the hot pasta. While coating the pan, the egg cooks and the cheese melts. The result is a creamy dish with hints of pancetta (or in my case, bacon), garlic, and peas.