I love pasta, but don’t eat it as much as I want due to Mr. Inappropriate’s gluten sensitivity. But he can have spelt noodles and he loves bacon and eggs, and can't shut up about bacon on maple bars, so I came up with this recipe.
12 ounces turkey bacon ("real" bacon is also good)
3 quarts boiling water
spaghetti or pasta (enough for 4, I used spelt but I bet angel hair would be awesome!)
¼ cup half and half or cream
½ large onion, diced
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic or 2-3 cloves minced
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
¼ - ½ cup cheese, Parmesan is best, but I used cheddar this time
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put aluminum foil on a cookie sheet, then cut turkey bacon into 1 inch pieces. Spread over the cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp. Remove and let cool.
Put 3 quarts of water on to boil, then dice the onion.
Brown onion in 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and brown for an additional 2 minutes. Remove browned onion and garlic from pan.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and add ¼ cup of cream, salt, and pepper. Whip air into the egg mixture and set aside.
Your water should be boiling by now, so cook the pasta according to package directions.
Melt the ¼ cup of butter in the pan you used to brown the onions and garlic. Mix in maple syrup and increase heat to medium.
Once the pasta is cooked and drained, dump it into the melted butter and maple syrup large skillet and mix. Pour the egg mixture over the pasta. Do not stir. Turn off the heat.
Add the onion/garlic mixture and the bacon to the top of the pasta. Look for the egg mixture to set up a bit, like scrambled eggs. Then you can stir it all together. You can let it sit, covered for the flavors to meld or just dish it up right away. Then sprinkle on as much cheese as you dare. It serves 4-6 people. I think this makes a great Sunday night meal or possibly brunch.
As a naturopath, I recommend adding a green vegetable to this meal, but don’t if that will spoil it for you.