Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups hot pasta water.

Step 2

Cook ham in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove ham, reserving drippings in skillet. Drain on paper towels.

Step 3

Sauté shallots in hot drippings 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add reserved pasta water to shallots and garlic; bring to boil. Stir in hot cooked pasta, and remove from heat. Stir in egg yolks, 1 at a time.

Step 4

Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until creamy. Remove from heat; add cooked ham, Parmesan cheese, and remaining ingredients. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.

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