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Author Notes: A Spanish twist on an Italian classic that is easy enough to be a week night staple. It was discovered after learning the ways of proper Italian Carbonara from a fiery Italian Grandma and coming home ravenous with only chorizo and a jar of mustard in the fridge. —Heather Strain
- 2 handfuls dried spaghetti
- 1/4 pound cured Spanish chorizo, roughly chopped
- 3 egg yolks
- 25 +/- grams butter
- 1 pinch Thyme, dried or fresh
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- cracked black peper
- In a sauce-pan, bring water to a boil and cook spaghetti to taste.
- While spaghetti is cooking, mix in a bowl the butter, egg yolks, parmesan cheese, and thyme together. It should be the consistency of a thick cake batter. If not, add a bit more butter.
- Drain the pasta and set aside. Add the chorizo to the sauce pan over a medium heat, no need for oil. Once the chorizo is lightly brown, turn the heat to low.
- Add the pasta and butter egg mixture to the pan quickly. Toss until coated then remove from heat.
- Serve with fresh cracked black peper.