The kids wanted a recipe that they could cook 'even when I am not there'. They have rehearsed this one various times so they know the steps by heart. This time my eldest did it all on his own (except for draining the pasta). He was seriously proud of the dish - and so was I!
- pasta (we used spaghetti, but you can use any kind of dried pasta)
- olive oil (1 tablespoon)
- a clove of garlic (optional) - crushed
- frozen peas ( 150 gr)
- bacon (100 gr, cut into little cubes - you can buy this already cut at the supermarket)
- creme fraiche ( 3 table spoons), I have also done this in the past with single cream (150 ml) or milk (150 ml). Once I triedthis with Philadelphia cheese (3 table spoons) and it was also good.
Boil the pasta in plenty of salty water following the packet instructions and drain it well.
While the pasta is boiling fry the bacon on the olive oil (medium heat). After 3 minutes (when the bacon is a little golden) add the crushed clove of garlic if you are using it (if you do not like garlic just disregard this step). Let it fry for just one minute and add the frozen peas and the salt (to taste) Wait for 3-4 minutes and add the creme fraiche. Wait until you see that bubbles appear. That is all there is to it.
Mix the pasta with the sauce and put some grated Parmesan on top.
I do not say it only because my children made it but it is very-very delicious.