Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bacon and Summer Squash Spaghetti Carbonera

Bacon and Summer Squash Spaghetti Carbonera

We've been enjoying some early summer squash here on the farm, both zuchhinni and yellow crooknecks, and they should be making an appearance in shares soon.   We are just waiting for enough to produce to provide enough for all of the shares.  This dish is easy and all can be sautéed one pan, one after another.  The result is a delicious, much more filling and nutritious pasta dish.  We like to do sautéed Kale with minced garlic and red pepper flakes as a side, made in the same pan as everything else for the dish.  

4 servings


- 1/2 lb. Spaghetti 
- 2-3 summer squash
- Garlic 2-3 cloves 
- 1/2 lb. bacon, sliced into inch pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese (we like the mixed italian cheese but parmesean, mozzerella, or any italian cheese will work)
- Herbs ( you can play with what ever you like here we like to use fresh basil and lemon basil, oregano, and thyme)
-salt and pepper

1.  Begin boiling water for spaghetti with salt and olive oil in the water.  

2.  Begin cooking bacon in a sauté pan.  

3.  Slice all your squash into bite size pieces, and mince your garlic.

4. Add spaghetti to boiling water. 

5.  Once bacon has finished remove from pan to a bowl with paper towels to drain and cool.

6.  We then sautée the garlic right in the bacon grease (feel free to substitue butter or olive oil)  for about 30 seconds and then add the Squash, which will take 5-7 mins sometimes a little more or less depending on heat of pan and type of pan used.  Sautee until tender. 

7.  Mix 2 eggs with cheese and salt and pepper in a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients and set aside.

8.  Drain Spaghetti and immediately add to the bowl of eggs and cheese while the pasta is still very hot, this will instantly cook the egg and melt the cheese.  Mix very throughly so that egg and cheese is evenly distributed.

9.  Add bacon, garlic and squash, as well as any fresh or dried herbs you like.  Mix together.

10.  Eat! 

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