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Make your own simple Linguine dish with eggs, bacon and mushroom
Pasta with a Bold Flavor
Once again I am bringing to you another great (in my opinion ) pasta recipe that I think you may enjoy a lot. Also like I always say add your own favorite bread rustic or French etc. to this dish and your mouth will thank you every time. This dish has a breakfast feel to me even though it is an evening meal however it is still delicious. Sometimes you can take normal recipes and spice or jazz them up with exotic flavors that leave your mouth wanting more. This dish can be spiced up with red pepper flakes and white or pink peppercorns. I will provide you with a list of ingredients that you can purchase at your local grocery store.
- tbsp. of olive oil or oil of your choice
- 1 pkg of bacon sliced or diced
- 1 pkg of mushrooms
- 1 clove of garlic crushed
- 1 lb. of linguine pasta or pasta of your choice
- 3 boiled eggs (keep them warm)
- 3/4 cup of Grated Parmesan
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 container of red pepper flakes or ground white peppercorns
- Salt and Freshly ground pepper
- Your favorite bread( I prefer a rustic type of bread)
Now heat your olive oil in pan and then add your onions, sliced bacon and garlic. Let your ingredients cook for about 10 minutes gently stirring them in your pan. As your ingredients are cooking, add your salt and red pepper flakes or ground white peppercorns while you continue to gently stir them in the pan. Turn your heat down low and allow your ingredients to continue cooking a little bit longer then turn off the heat. Next you can grab your favorite bread and slice your bread in half. Then drizzle your olive oil on both halves of your bread so that your favorite spices can stick to the bread as you slightly toast it in the oven. I normally use an Italian blend of spices to sprinkle on my bread which creates a strong and favorable aroma in the kitchen. Turn on your oven and allow it to begin heating up so that you can place your bread in it once the water for your pasta begins to boil. The bread will not take that long to toast or become warm in the oven so you want to cook it last.
Now place your bacon, mushroom and onions mixture which should be completely cooked at this point, into a large serving bowl. Meanwhile, let’s begin the process for cooking your pasta. I liked to cook my pasta until it is al-dente (firm but not starchy hard). So grab your pot and fill it up halfway with salted water and begin your boiling process. Now I may sometimes put a little bit of olive oil in my water so that when it reaches its boiling point and the pasta is put in it, the pasta will not become sticky or gummy. At this point begin to boil your three eggs so that they can be added to the pasta once it is completely cooked. Some people like to cook or fry their eggs then lay them on top of the pasta. I however, like for my eggs to be boiled, chopped and sprinkled over my pasta. Once your water has reached its boiling point, drop your pasta into the water and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes or till its al-dente. Once your pasta fully cooked, drain the water of it and add it into the large serving bowl. Take your bread out of the oven now because it should be toasted and just right for your dish.
Lastly take your boiled eggs dice them up and sprinkle them over your pasta. Grab your fresh Parmesan cheese and grate it over the top of your pasta. Sometimes I may add a little bit more red pepper flakes on my pasta to make it a little bit spicier. I do hope that you and your love ones enjoy this dish with your favorite choice of bread.