Spaghetti Carbonara is a meal I always remember my mum making when we were little. It is a warm and comforting dish, with a mix of bacon and egg which adds a touch of Britishness. There are many variations on the dish, you can add garlic or onion, cream or not, vary the cheese you use. Sometimes I even add peas to the mix. Once you know the basic recipe you can vary it to suit yourself and the ingredients you have in. The proportions are pretty hit and mix as well, I just tend to throw it all together without measuring. It is the perfect meal to cook when you come in from work as it is so quick and easy to prepare. A side salad perfectly compliments the dish.
As children we were always fascinated by spaghetti with bacon, it seemed a really odd combination but it works really well. My family agreed and there were empty plates all round.
Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe