Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients

225g dried spaghetti

1 tbsp olive oil

150g smoked bacon, chopped

1 garlic clove

2 free-range eggs

150ml of Connacht Gold Fresh Cream

100g parmesan cheese, grated

1tsp salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley

 

Method

  1. Boil the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the chopped bacon and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and browned. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the cream and most of the grated cheese, reserving a little cheese for the garnish. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Drain the cooked spaghetti, reserving a few tablespoons of the cooking water.
  5. Put the spaghetti into the pan with the bacon and pour in the cream and egg mixture. Mix well over a very low heat, adding a little of the reserved pasta water to loosen the mixture if needed.
  6. Divide the pasta between two serving bowls and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and the chopped parsley and enjoy.

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