Sometimes the simplest of dishes are the ones that satisfy me the most. When I'm hungry and faced with an empty fridge at home, I grab a few essentials and make a meal of it. In my kitchen, you can almost always find some eggs, dried pasta, and some kind of hard cheese. With some water and salt, this my friends, makes a meal.
Start the cooking process by boiling some water, then adding salt. Add the pasta until cooked to al dente. Drain and place in serving dish. Add olive oil and truffle salt. Truffle salt is definitely a luxury item. A small jar of it can cost around $20. But I find that a little does go a long way. So that small jar that was gifted to me awhile ago has lasted for almost 2 years now and I've hardly made a dent. So, if you want to splurge on a luxury ingredient that will last for a while, truffle salt is a good choice.
Back to the dish at hand. While the pasta cools, place your cracked egg into a ladle. Submerge the whole thing into the still warm salted water slowly. The residual heat will cook the whites through and leave the yolk nice and runny. Be careful not to overcook it. I'm not sure exactly how long this method took. However, I took the egg out before I thought the white completely became opaque. But when I cut into it while eating, it was cooked well. So my advice, take it out before you actually think it's done. You'll probably be happier that way.
And lastly, the cheese. I grated a generous amount of grana padano on top creating a creamy, nutty, and sharp taste to the pasta. Break the egg, mix it with the cheese and you have yourself something pretty decadent.
Unsatisfied with my results, I tried to remake the dish on another night. The first change came with the beginning of the dish. I placed some olive oil, butter, and truffle salt on the bottom of the dish so when the hot pasta hits it, it'll absorb those glorious flavors.