Enjoy classic Pasta Carbonara, an Italian dish with pasta cooked in a creamy bacon and onion sauce, with grated Parmesan cheese. It tastes FANTASTIC!
While water is coming to a boil for pasta, fry the bacon until crisp. Drain most of the bacon grease from skillet, but leave approx. 2 TBSP bacon grease in the skillet. Remove and drain bacon pieces on a paper towel. When cool, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
Return the skillet you cooked the bacon in, to the stove. Add the onions and mushrooms, and cook over medium-low heat until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Add the garlic, and continue cooking for about a minute, stirring often (don't let that garlic burn!). Throw the bacon back in, too, while you're at it!
Make the sauce. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, whipping cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes together using a whisk or fork. Because there are fresh eggs in the sauce, you will want to "temper" them. All this means is introducing hot liquid very slowly into the mixture so when you add the hot pasta to the sauce, the eggs won't scramble. Okay? It's EASY. Wait...what???? Don't freak out...Here's what you do:
When the pasta is done cooking, drain and add it to the sauce, stirring the pasta into the sauce the entire time. Cook on low for an additional 1-2 minutes (but do not boil) till pasta/sauce is heated through. Garnish with additional shredded parmesan cheese and bacon pieces, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
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