Brunch Must-Have of the Week: Bacon Carbonara

While the Bacon Carbonara is a breakfast dish, it still eats like a hearty dinner. Come hungry.

How do you like your eggs and bacon? Pasta-fied is the correct answer here.

At Commoner & Co., the two present themselves as Bacon Carbonara, influenced from the Roman carbonara. Typically, the dish features spaghetti with salty guanciale and a sauce of creamy egg, Pecorino Romano, and a generous amount of black pepper.

Commoner’s version features house-made pasta along with some clever and functional adjustments to the classic dish.

Pecorino is replaced with Parmesan, which isn’t as sharp but has a nuttier profile. Guanciale is replaced with its distant American cousin, bacon.

However, the real star of this dish is the egg. The soft-poached egg accents the richness, while cured egg yolk provides a saltiness and complex umami to complement the Parmesan.

While the Bacon Carbonara is a breakfast dish, it still eats like a hearty dinner. Come hungry.

Commoner & Co. is located at 6960 E. Sunrise Dr. For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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