I’m sure we all have our ridiculously easy dishes that we can fix on a lazy night in the kitchen or when we dine alone. This pasta with lemon, garlic and an egg is one of mine. The most time-consuming part of the process is cooking the pasta but if you use capellini (angel hair), it doesn’t take any time to cook once the water comes to a boil. The veggies can be chopped and sauteed by the time the pasta is done and then it’s just a matter of frying or poaching the egg.
I do use those wonderful preserved lemons I keep in the refrigerator, but if you don’t have any, you can always substitute lemon juice and zest, or even better Meyer Lemon and zest. See my Kitchen Notes for more substitution ideas.