Kumi Kumi (or pumpkin) and Bacon Carbonara


·         1 Tbsp oil

·         300 g bacon

·         ½ onion

·         Optional – 1 clove/tsp crushed garlic or 1 tsp garlic flakes or salt

·         ½ kumi kumi (or pumpkin) (peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes)

·         3 Tbsp flour

·         2 ½ cups milk

·         2 eggs

·         ½ cup pasta per person dining

·         Optional 1-2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

·         Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large fry pan and add diced bacon, onion and garlic (if using).  Once onion is beginning to appear clear, add kumi kumi and fry for 7-10 minutes until beginning to soften.  As the kumi kumi is cooking, cook pasta in a pot in accordance with packet instructions.  Sprinkle flour over the kumi kumi and mix through.  Add the milk to the fry pan and whisk well.  Bring slowly to the boil, continuing to whisk to avoid milk burning on the bottom.   Whisk egg in a cup, then add to the milk, whisking continuously to keep the sauce smooth.  Add parmesan, salt and pepper to taste.  When the sauce has reached your desired consistency, drain and stir through pasta and serve.