Sam's Birth Day Spaghetti Carbonara

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

This was dinner the night I went into labor with my first son; every year since we've had this for his birthday celebration! Served with spinach salad, it makes a well-rounded meal!

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  1. Add spaghetti to boiling water; when soft, drain & rinse; drop in butter, stir, keep warm & set aside.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, fry bacon just until lightly crisped; remove from pan and cut or crumble to bite-size pieces; reserve 2-3 T. fat.
  3. To hot fat in frying pan, add pepper flakes and garlic; stir for 30 seconds; remove from heat.
  4. Break eggs into medium bowl, with an egg beater beat until frothy, then stir in Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  5. Add half-n-half to frying pan, stirring up fond and thickening slightly.
  6. Dump spaghetti into large serving bowl, then add meat mixture and toss well; then cheese mixture, toss well.
  7. Sprinkle on the parsley.
  8. Serve with additional Parmesan (the good stuff).