1 LB spaghetti or linguini- nothing finer
4 cloves garlic chopped finely
4 strips of bacon or 1/4 LB Pancetta finely chopped
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup grated hard Italian cheese
Boil the pasta to al dente or less 7-8 min
While the pasta is boiling, fry the bacon / pancetta until crispy in a large skillet
add the garlic and cook 1 minute more
whisk the egg and the cheese in a bowl
when the pasta is done, drain, reserving some liquid (put a bowl under the collander)
add the past to the skillet and mix in all the bacon and grease
TRANSFER everything in the skillet back to the pasta pot.
stir in the egg and cheese mixture.
you may want to heat the pot on low to aid the cooking process.
sprinkle with ground pepper