Make this hearty Italian dish


  • 400 g dried spaghetti
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 180 g streaky bacon, rindless and preferably smoked
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 3 tblsp dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tblsp cream
  • 85 g freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Cut the bacon into strips.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion and bacon together.
  • Just before the bacon becomes crispy, stir in the crushed garlic and the wine, if using.
  • Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Cook the spaghetti until ‘al dente.’
  • Meanwhile, break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the cheese and mix thoroughly then season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the cream.
  • Drain the spaghetti completely and put in the pan with the bacon mixture.
  • Stir well, then, off the heat, add the egg, cheese and cream and mix well.

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