Another firm favourite in my repertoire is this SYN FREE spaghetti carbonara recipe. Syn free carbonara, I hear you say, it’s not possible! Well it is actually, if you use your HEA allowance for the philly light.
Syns on Extra Easy: 0
Ingredients – for two people
4 x rashers bacon – cut the fat off before cooking or risk consuming zillions of syns
90g Philadelphia light (your HEXA allowance per person is 75g)
2 x egg yolks
150 ml vegetable stock
Handful of mushrooms, sliced
80g spaghetti per person
How to make it
1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet – while it’s cooking follow step 2 and 3.
2. Chop the bacon into strips and fry in fry light spray. Add the mushrooms after the bacon has been cooking for a couple of minutes, and let it cook for another couple of minutes before adding the vegetable stock. Let the liquid simmer until about half of it has disappeared.
3. While the bacon and mushrooms are cooking, add the Philadelphia light and egg yolks to a bowl and beat them together.
4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and put it back in the hot pan, add the bacon mixture and the egg mixture, and stir to make sure it’s well mixed. I usually add a good bit of black pepper at this point.
5. Serve and devour.