Carbonara for One

3 oz. strand pasta

1-2 tsp olive oil

1 egg

2 strips of bacon, cut into matchsticks

1 shallot, minced

1 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated, plus more to serve

1 Tbsp cream

Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare the pasta according to package directions. While waiting for the water to boil and the pasta to cook, heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute the bacon and shallot until bacon is slightly browned and shallot is softened. Remove from heat and set aside until the pasta is ready.

Break the egg into a bowl and add the cream and parmesan cheese. Beat together with a fork and season with salt and lots of pepper.

When the pasta is done, drain it and add to the pan with the shallot and bacon. Place over low heat and stir together. Add the egg mixture and stir for a minute. Serve immediately with more parmesan.

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