Spaghettini Carbonara Tartlets

March 2009
Spaghettini Carbonara Tartlets

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Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Bake: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound spaghettini
  • 2 1/4-inch-thick slices pancetta, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Lightly grease 2 muffin pans. In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghettini until al dente; drain and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the pancetta over medium-low heat until the fat is rendered, about 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a small bowl. Pour the pancetta fat into the drained spaghettini and toss together with 1/2 cup cheese and 1 teaspoon pepper. Swirl a small forkful of spaghettini into each muffin cup until about one-third full.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt. Add about 1 tablespoon egg mixture to each muffin cup. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the pancetta on top. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.
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