8 ounces Mushrooms w/stems, slice 1/4" 6 tablespoons Shallots, mince fine 1/4 cup Rendered bacon drippings, or Olive Oil 24 slices thick bacon, cooked, sliced in 1/2" strips 2 pounds Spaghetti, cooked 2 teaspoons Parsley, chop fine 3 Grinds black pepper Salt to taste 4 tablespoons Parmesan, grated Light Bechamel Sauce, hot 6 tablespoons Butter or margarine 6 tablespoons All-purpose flour 3 cups Whole milk Add the reserved bacon drippings or the olive oil to a heavy skillet over medium heat until fragrant, then add the mushrooms and shallots and saute until they are golden, but not brown. Add the bacon strips, stir well and turn off the heat. Add the warm spaghetti and blend all ingredients together thoroughly. Add the warm bechamel sauce, pepper, parsley and salt and blend thoroughly. Serve immediately with Parmesan. Sauce - In a heavy non-aluminum pot, melt butter and add flour and cook on moderate heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Do not allow the roux to color more than blond. Add milk (no skim or low-fat) and bring to just below the boiling point. Remove from heat immediately and keep warm (180 degrees). Serves 4.
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