Truly Irish Rasher Carbonara
400g (14 oz) spaghetti
200g (about 7 oz) Truly Irish Traditional Rashers, diced
3 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Prepare the Pasta:
– Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve about 1 cup of pasta cooking water before draining.
- Cook the Truly Irish Rashers:
– While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the diced Truly Irish Traditional Rashers and cook until they are crispy and golden brown. Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
- Prepare the Carbonara Sauce:
– In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and grated Parmesan cheese until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper according to your taste. Set aside.
- Sauté Garlic:
– In the same pan used for cooking the rashers, add minced garlic and sauté over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes fragrant. Be careful not to brown the garlic.
- Combine Pasta, Rashers, and Sauce:
– Add the drained spaghetti to the pan with the sautéed garlic. Toss the pasta to coat it in the garlic-infused oil.
– Pour the egg and Parmesan mixture over the pasta, stirring quickly to combine. The heat from the pasta will help create a creamy sauce.
- Add Rashers and Adjust Consistency:
– Gently fold in the cooked Truly Irish Traditional Rashers, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the pasta.
– If the sauce seems too thick, gradually add the reserved pasta cooking water a little at a time until you achieve the desired creamy consistency.
- Serve and Garnish:
– Transfer the Carbonara to serving plates or a large bowl. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
– Serve immediately, ensuring each plate gets a generous portion of Truly Irish goodness!
Enjoy your Truly Irish Rasher Carbonara – a comforting and flavorful twist on this classic pasta dish!