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Recipe

Corn, Bacon, and Egg Pasta

By Joanne Smart August/September 2016 Issue

Presented by Eggland's Best

Servings: 4

Soft-boiled egg yolks become part of the sauce for this summery riff on pasta carbonara.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 4 large Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 12 oz. campanelle or similar pasta
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs. chopped shallot
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups corn kernels (from 4 to 5 medium ears)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated (about 2 cups); more for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 710
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 200
  • Fat (g): 22
  • Saturated Fat (g): 9
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Cholesterol (mg): 220
  • Sodium (mg): 1020
  • Carbohydrates (g): 100
  • Fiber (g): 8
  • Sugar (g): 9
  • Protein (g): 31

Preparation

  • Bring a 6-quart saucepan of well-salted water to a boil. Have a bowl of ice water ready. Add the eggs to the boiling water, and cook for 6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to the ice water. Return the water to a boil. Boil the pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Add the butter to the bacon fat in the skillet, and let it melt. Add the shallot, garlic, and pepper flakes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is tender, about 2 minutes. Add the corn, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the pasta to the skillet. Crumble in the bacon, add the cheese, toss, and keep warm over low heat. Add a little of the pasta cooking water if it seems dry.
  • Reheat the eggs for 1 minute in the hot water,  then carefully peel. Divide the pasta among 4 wide, shallow bowls. Top with an egg, split it open, and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and additional cheese, and serve.

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    ArturoVBurns | 02/13/2019

    Very inspiring video corn, egg pasta.

  • faye49 | 05/31/2018

    Easy to make and everyone loved it, the combination of ingredients made it a rich and satisfying dinner. I've made it twice, once with fresh corn cut off the cob and once with frozen corn, both were really good but the fresh corn was a little sweeter and more tender.

  • IL | 09/19/2016

    I used premium ingredients, including die-cut pasta and double smoked bacon (twice the amount stated) but this was just OK. Something was lacking in terms of flavour and I am not sure that I will make it again.

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