350g pasta e.g. spaghetti, linguine
100g hard cheese e.g. Parmesan, grated
3 or 4 rashers of leftover smoked bacon
3 large eggs
freshly ground black pepper
Add the bacon to a cold non-stick frying pan and slowly bring up to a medium-high heat.
When cooked, remove from the pan and place on a chopping board. Roughly chop and set aside.
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. When draining, reserve about half a mug of the cooking water.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix together with a fork.
Return the pasta to its cooking pan, on the hob but not on direct heat and quickly quickly stir in the egg mixture. If the mixture seems a little dry add in a few tablespoons of the reserved cooking water.
Once well combined, add in the grated cheese and cooked bacon.
Season with a generous amount of black pepper and serve immediately - tastes great with a leafy side salad!