My recent blog post of the McDonald’s Breakfaast Wrap inspired me to create this dinner fakeaway for you to enjoy. This recipe is the carbonara and balsamic caramelised onion garlic bread from Zizzi’s.
When I am at Zizzi’s, if I am not ordering pizza, this is my go to order so I thought I would recreate and share with you all! Let me know what you think 🙂
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
1 small red onion
1 clove garlic
1tsp caster sugar
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
2/3 pieces of bacon
115g spaghetti (dry weight)
1 fresh garlic bread flatbread
20g cheddar, grated
Start by caramelising the onion.
Heat 1tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan.
Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil, ready for your spaghetti.
Dice 1 small red onion and add to the frying pan once its heated.
Once the onions are browned, add 1tsp of caster sugar and 1tbsp balsamic vinegar.
*TIP: You can use regular granulated sugar if you don’t have caster sugar*
Fry until all liquid is absorbed.
Then pop the onions into a small bowl and set aside.
Once the water in the saucepan is boiling, add the spaghetti.
*TIP: I prefer my spaghetti shorter, so I snap it in half before cooking*
Whilst the pasta is cooking, heat oil in the frying pan. I used the same frying pan as the balsamic onions to save washing up.
Chop up the raw bacon into small pieces and dice the garlic clove.
Once the pan is hot, add both into the pan and fry until golden brown.
Preheat the oven to 200c/180c fan, ready for the garlic bread.
Once the oven is heated, add the garlic bread for the recommended cooking time.
Whilst the bacon is cooking, whisk 2 medium eggs and 20g grated cheddar until fully whisked.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and catch some of the pasta water in a mug. You will not need a huge amount.
Add the drained spaghetti back into the saucepan, and over a low heat mix in the bacon/garlic mixture.
Quickly stir in the egg mixture. If you want the sauce to be thicker for the carbonara, add a small amount of the pasta water until you get the desired consistency.
Remove the garlic bread from the oven when it is cooked and sprinkle the caramelised onions on top.
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