Spaghetti Carbonara

I mentioned in the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake post that Mark and I recently took a cruise. When we travel, I love to pick up a cookbook of the local cuisine so I was really excited to see they sold a cookbook of popular cruise recipes on board.  This was the first recipe I tried from the book and, as they suggested, I served it with some warm, crusty bread and red wine. It was perfect for a night out at home!

Spaghetti Carbonara
(from Carnival Creations)

3/4 lb. uncooked spaghetti
1/4 lb. bacon, cut up
4 T. chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 c. half-and-half
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. whipping cream
1/2 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 T. chopped parsley

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

In a large frying pan, cook bacon over high heat until golden. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, mix half-and-half, milk, whipping cream and egg until well blended. Toss with spaghetti. Add to bacon mixture. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.

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