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Spaghetti Carbonara

2018/03/2222 / by David Miller


Spaghetti Carbonara
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
Spaghetti Carbonara is a very easy to make pasta. Goes well with a nice Italian loaf.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 400 g dried spaghetti (or fettuccine)
  • 100 g Parmesan-Reggiani grated cheese (or Pecorino Romano)
  • 300 g bacon (or pancetta or Guanciale)
  • 2 clove of garlic
  • 20 grape tomatoes
  1. Start to boil some salted water in a large pan.
  2. Put the eggs into a bowl with 80g of finely grated Parmesan and season with pepper.
  3. Mix well with a fork and put aside.
  4. Chop the bacon into ¼” cubes.
  5. Once the water is boiling add the spaghetti. Cook until al dente. (about 9 min)
  6. At the same time at the bacon to a cold pan. Increase the heat to medium high.
  7. Peel and crush the garlic.
  8. Add it to the pan and leave it to flavour the fat.
  9. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
  10. Remove the garlic and turn off the heat to the bacon.
  11. Add some of the spaghetti water to the bacon and mix thoroughly.
  12. The bacon and fat should stop sizzling.
  13. Add the spaghetti to the bacon and mix thoroughly.
  14. Season with pepper.
  15. Pour the egg mixture over the spaghetti and toss well. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  16. Cut the grape tomatoes in half and add to the pasta and mix well.
  17. Let sit for about 5 min.
  18. Serve with the remaining grated Parmesan cheese and some cracked pepper.

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