Zydeco Chop Chop Carbonara


  • 1 package spaghetti

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 pound bacon ( but if you want to use more, who are we to stop you!)

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup rehydrated Zydeco Chop Chop (we rehydrated with Chicken Stock)

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock ( plus 1/4 cup if you choose to rehydrate with stock)

  • parsley/basil for garnish optional

  • black pepper to taste

    Cook spaghetti according to package directions or until al dente.

    Rehydrate Zydeco Chop Chop.

    Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in a frying pan. When bacon is crispy remove from pan, and discard all but 1 Tbsp. of the grease.

    Add the rehydrated Zydeco Chop Chop to the pan and allow to become fragrant, about 30 seconds.

    When Zydeco Chop Chop is done, add 1/2 cup chicken stock and put the bacon back in. Stir and set aside.

    In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and Parmesan cheese.

    Drain the spaghetti and transfer to a large bowl. Immediately pour the egg and cheese mixture on top and stir.

    Pour the bacon/onion mixture over the top of the spaghetti and stir again.

    Garnish with parsley, basil and/or black pepper.

Zydeco Chop Chop