Joy the Baker recipe I wanted to try! I actually did have the necessary ingredients, and I wouldn't be forced to eat eggs on toast for breakfast (or lunch really, by the time I got myself out of bed and motivated enough to cook!).
(serves 2 and is easily doubled)
8 ounces dried spaghetti
4 slices thick-sliced bacon (I used turkey bacon)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
juice of 1 lemon
small handful coarsely chopped parsley
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
salt and crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
2 large eggs, poached
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place uncooked bacon on the sheet. Place in the oven and allow to cook until bacon is crisp, 8 to 12 minutes depending on how crisp you like your bacon. Remove from the oven and place the bacon on paper towels to absorb some of the grease. Allow to rest until cool enough to handle. When cool, chop coarsely.
Fresh squeezed lemon juice!