How can something so wrong feel so right?
200 diced pancetta
Splash of oil for frying
Knob of butter
50g grated cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons marmite
Me and Bert have just got back from a lovely couple of days in Brighton. All very relaxing except driving on a busy M25 with a back seat passenger shouting ‘CRASH!!!!’ at random intervals.
I think this is a BBC Good Food recipe. If you use the quick cook pasta, the whole thing takes five minutes. Ideal for after a 3 hour drive that’s commentated on as if it’s a Lego Juniors iPad game.
Cook the pasta, scooping out about half a cup of the cooking water towards the end of the cooking time.
Meanwhile fry the pancetta in oil till it’s starting to crisp.
Return the cooked, drained pasta to the pan and quickly add the cheese, butter and marmite, stirring through till melted, and a splash or two of the pasta water – enough to make a silky sauce to coat the pasta. Add the pancetta and serve with grated parmesan.