Sian's Carbonara for 1

Sian's Carbonara for 1


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About this recipe: Slightly alternative recipe, super creamy and rich carbonara


  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Bacon
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 or 2 cloves of Garlic
  • Oil for frying
  • Double Cream
  • Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • Parmesan (to serve)


  1. Start by chopping onions as small as possible, and fry in oil with crushed garlic on a low heat for approx. 10mins or until onions soften
  2. Add pasta to a pan of water- add salt to season.
  3. Cut up bacon rashers into small squares (about 1cm squared) and add to onions in frying pan.
  4. When Bacon is crispy add a small amount of double cream to the frying pan (just enough to cover onions and bacon but not swimming in cream) Reduce down to a beige colour.
  5. Once pasta is cooked, strain and leave aside.
  6. Mix together the egg yolk and about 150ml of double cream (about 1/3 of a mug)
  7. Combine Pasta, Egg+Cream mixture and add to frying pan. Cook for 5 minutes or so to cook the egg and reduce the cream slightly. Add grated cheddar cheese (optional) for a richer flavour.

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