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Courgetti Carbonara

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Developed in mid-twentieth century Rome, carbonara is a pasta dish consisting of a creamy cheese sauce with diced bacon. Making a cheese sauce can often be tedious and time-consuming, but in this recipe is couldn't be easier. Swapping spaghetti with low-cal courgettes/zucchini, also makes it more nutritious, but just as comforting.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 11 minutes
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients
2 courgettes/zucchini
55g pancetta, diced
25g parmesan, grated
1/2 tsp ground garlic
30ml warm water
3 eggs


Method
Spiralise the courgettes/zucchini, and steam it over a pan of hot boiling water for 5 minutes, or until soft.


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Fry the pancetta in a pan for 3 minutes, and then pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess fat.


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Separate two eggs, and beat the yolks with one whole egg, parmesan, garlic, and water.
Fry the courgetti/zucchini in the cheese sauce for 2 minutes, then stir in the pancetta for another minute before removing from the heat.


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Categories
#Carbonara
#Pasta
#Italian
#Courgetti
#Courgette
#Zucchini
#Dinner
#Bacon
#Pancetta
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