Another thing I love is bacon. Which is nothing special I guess, because who doesn’t?! But one of the best German dishes for bacon lovers is “Schinkennudeln”. It features bacon, cheese, and white pasta, so in terms of healthy nutrition it is definitely a sin. But it tastes soooo good! Since it is also very quick to prepare, it is the perfect dinner dish for a busy week day.
Schinkennudeln, which literally means bacon pasta, is a good traditional fare from southern Germany. As every traditional fare, every region has its own way of doing it. In some regions, they add cream to the pasta and bake it in the oven. But the recipe I present here, uses only a frying pan, which saves both time and calories 😉 I was inspired by my mom’s way of cooking this dish, so for me it is also a dish that reminds me of family gatherings around the dining table…
Here is how you do it:
Ingredients (serves 2):
300 g pasta (Fusilli)
100 g Bacon bits
1 tbsp milk
100 g grated cheese (Emmentaler)
Boil the pasta. In the meantime fry the bacon in a large pan. Once the pasta are boiled transfer them to the pan and fry until the pasta are lightly browned. Add some margarine if necessary, to avoid that the pasta stick on the pan. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the milk into the eggs. As the pasta turn light brown, pour the egg mixture over them and immediately start stirring. After the eggs are fried as well, crumble the cheese to the pasta. Fry everything under stirring and continue until the cheese is browned as well. Serve with fresh salad.