First you need to get the water boiling to cook the pasta! Bring a pot of water to boil. Then add a couple big pinches of salt. This is crucial to a good pasta, you must cook it in salty water!
How much pasta to use? Simple, take out a bowl and fill it half way - that is usually the perfect amount to serve per person. Add a lot of salt to the water once it boils before adding pasta.
Everything you need. If you're lucky to have a Trader Joes near by, then you can easily buy already diced pancetta. If not, your local meat shop should have it!
Put a pan over medium to high heat. Add the pancetta and a couple twist of your pepper grinder. Pancetta is all about pepper but American versions seem to lack the pepper flavor of the Italian stuff.
This recipe is for 1 serving so you only need a little onion. You can use red or white - I had red so that's what I used. Double this recipe for 2 or more servings. Diced the onion and set aside.
Cook the pancetta for about 6-7 minutes until it is slightly browned. Add the onion and sauté for another 7 minutes or so. Remove from heat while the pasta is cooking, but keep it in the pan.
Grate about 1/4 cup or more of parmesan. This will be added to the egg and milk that will make the sauce for this dish. Save a little extra to sprinkle on the pasta before serving.
Take the egg, milk, parmesan and a couple good pinches of French Made Easy! Mix well. You can buy the seasoning at worldseasonings.com. Trust me...that stuff is amazing and can be used on everything!
Add the parmesan to the egg mixture then set aside while the pasta finishes cooking. By the time the pasta is done everything else should be ready to go! Remember, this is making dinner in 20 minutes.
This is how the pancetta and onions should look. Not too crispy and over cooked. Add 1 tbsp olive oil the pan then heat it up, just before you add the pasta.
Toss the pancetta mixture with the pasta - let it sauté for about 30-40 seconds, then remove from the heat. The heat from the noodles should be just perfect for cooking the eggs in the sauce.
Add the egg mixture, toss well, then serve immediately. Sprinkle a little fresh parmesan on top before you devour this dish! Enjoy...