This one is a simple recipe, after the Panda Cookies extravaganza. It’s also a good excuse to talk about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Pastafarianism.
As you can see in the long version here, Pastafarianism is a religion created in opposition to the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in American public schools. Intelligent design is that thing that says that God created man in his own image. Yes, some people still believe that. In Pastafarianism the superior deity is a Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), so we can say that today’s recipe is a sort of FSM with bacon, and as we all know bacon can only make things better, so it’s a FSM 2.0.
It’s really easy. Ingredients!
300 g spaghetti
200 ml cream
6 slices of bacon
Olive oil and salt
1. Cut the onion in small pieces. This is the most difficult part of the recipe. You might start crying and say “NO!! Lidem lied to me!! This isn’t easy, cooking isn’t worth it, I’m ordering a pizza!!” Arguiñano’s (a famous Spanish cook) little trick is wearing glasses, ANY KIND of glasses.
But mine’s the “bestest”, I use a really cool gadget called grinder.
2. Cook the onion in olive oil on a medium flame until it turns soft and translucent (the Spanish word for this is “pochar”). Then add in the bacon (I fry it in another pan without olive oil to avoid adding too much fat).
3. When the bacon is crispy and the onion soft, mix them and add cream. Cook for a few minutes, add salt and the spaghetti (previously boiled, in case there’s a Captain Literal in the audience). Mix it all together and add the eggs, stirring all the time. After five minutes it will look something like this.
And that’s it, enjoy!
Captain Literal is one of my favorite absurder heroes. Let´s see one of his deeds: