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Bacon Perciatelli with Garlic and Quail Eggs

Chef Adriana Martin
Inspired by classic carbonara pasta, we created a bacon perciatelli with garlic and quail Eggs. A delightful pasta dish ready in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian Cuisine
Servings 6 people
Calories 518 kcal


  • Pasta pot
  • Strainer
  • Large skillet
  • Tongs
  • Choping block
  • Knives


  • 8 strips Hatfield Thick Cut Hardwood Smoked Bacon chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pack perciatelli pasta 16 ounces
  • 1 gallon boiling water seasoned with salt
  • 8 quail eggs
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded


  • Cook the bacon stovetop in a skillet over medium heat. It takes about 5 to 7 minutes to allow the bacon to be crisp.
  • Sauté the garlic with the jalapeño and the bacon.
  • Cook the perciatelli pasta for 10 minutes in a big soup pot filled with boiling salted water.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the bacon mix and combine using tongs or two forks.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley, drizzle good quality olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the parmesan cheese.
  • Fry the quail eggs in the bacon fat and add on top of the bacon perciatelli pasta.



  • Use quail egg scissors to crack the eggs.
  • To avoid the egg yolks from breaking, pour each egg into a small bowl. 
  • The pasta must be cooked al dente. It takes around 10 minutes to cook it using boiling water seasoned with salt. You can add a few drops of oil to avoid the pasta from sticking. 
  • Temper the pasta with cold water to stop the cooking process. 
  • Replace the jalapeño pepper with red pepper flakes. 
  • If you cannot find perciatelli pasta, use fettuccine, thick spaghetti, or short pasta like penne. 


Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 18gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 393mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 374IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bacon, pasta, quail eggs
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