Just as in politics, here too you get what you vote. 🙂 Because a large number of you voted for the recipe on our Instagram poll, you can find the recipe for pasta with onion, garlic & bacon below.
It’s important to keep in mind that this is a simple recipe where the flavor of each ingredient equally plays a role in the outcome of this dish. Which is why you should opt for fresh ingredients for this recipe (and not only for this recipe). The sweetness and flavor of both the onion and the garlic make for a beautiful contrast to the salty, lightly smoked bacon.
Time: 30 minutes
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 Small, dried chile pepper
6oz/160g Bacon (guanciale or pancetta make for a beautiful substitute)
1 Yellow onion
2 cloves Garlic
5 oz/200g Pasta (spaghetti or tagliatelle work best)
Salt & pepper
Parmesan (I used Parmigiano Reggiano)
- Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil.
- In the meantime, dice the bacon and the onion and mince the garlic.
- Once the water has come to a boil, add salt and stir. With the water at a rumbling boil, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions, usually around 8-10 minutes.
- While the pasta cooks, place a large, non-stick skillet onto the stove top and heat one tablespoon of the olive oil on medium-high heat. Throw in the bacon and sprinkle it with the chile pepper, crushing it between your fingers.
- Once the bacon renders its fat and changes color, remove it from the pan and add it to a plate lined with paper towels, so that the excess fat is absorbed.
- To the same pan, add the other two tablespoons of olive oil, along with the onion and the garlic. Add a good pinch of salt*. Saute over medium heat until golden brown.
- Drain the pasta and add it to the pan along with the bacon. Mix well to combine.
- Serve with the parmesan and a sprinkle of pepper.
Note: *Adding salt to the onion and garlic at this point will make both ingredients release their natural juices, and in this way, they will cook in both the oil and their natural juices. Contrary to popular belief, the salt added during food preparation does not add much salt to your diet. By cooking with natural ingredients and proper seasoning, your food will actually contain much less salt than if you were to eat or use processed foods.
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