Do you have that too? You come home tired, actually a bit late. You are hungry, but you are also hungry. So something has to come up quickly that is easy to prepare and tasty!
A good spaghetti carbonara
When I could handle pork, I loved spaghetti carbonara. I actually made it every week. I learned the intricacies of a good carbonara from an Italian who once in a while helped us and then continued to eat with us. His rule was 1 egg per person, no cream and little pancetta.
But how do you make a tasty spaghetti carbonara without bacon? I did not know and for years I have not prepared spaghetti carbonara from the weather.
Do you know those large pencil sharpeners to cut courgettes into thin strands, for example? They are called spirelli. I got one from a very sweet guest! An ideal kitchen tool. You can cut your courgettes into thin strips in no time at all. Well and so my own vegetarian recipe for spaghetti carbonara was born.
- 80-100 gr of spaghetti pp
- 1 egg pp
- lots of grated parmesan cheese
- lots of freshly ground black pepper
- as much zucchini as you like (we usually do 200 gr pp)
- 1 small onion pp
- olive oil extra virgin
Cut the onion into very thin half rings.
Slice the courgettes with the sharpener. I always use the cutting edge that makes the thickest strings.
Put water on for the spaghetti.
Put the eggs in a bowl and beat them with a fork. Add a little salt and black pepper and as much Parmesan cheese as you like. Stir everything well so that it becomes a nice cream.
Braise the onion in the olive oil in a very large frying pan (you must also be able to place the zucchini and spaghetti in it and also be able to stir it in).
Add the zucchini strips, salt and black pepper. Let it get hot for a moment and then put a lid on the pan and turn off the heat.
Cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain it and add to the zucchini-onion mixture. Finally add the egg-cheese mixture and stir everything on a high heat for a short while (it should absolutely not dry out). Ready!
By the way, did you know why it is called carbonara spaghetti? "Carbone" means coal. The black pepper must make the spaghetti nice and black. Then it's at its tastiest! Enjoy your meal!
Oh yeah! And do you let us know if you like this variant? This recipe can be shared!