Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is one of the best known dishes of Italian cuisine, although it is often done wrong. Here is the original recipe.

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Spaghetti Carbonara
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date8 January 2020
People4
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 6 Minutes
Cooking time 13 Minutes
Total time 19 Minutes

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of the most appreciated dishes of Italian cuisine, even if it is a rather recent recipe: according to one of the most accredited hypotheses, Carbonara was invented in Rome in the days of the Italian liberation in 1944 with the ingredients brought by American soldiers: eggs and bacon, to which add the pecorino romano. Carbonara pasta is one of the recipes that is most often misrepresented in kitchens outside Italy: one of the most common mistakes is preparing it with chicken or cream, or the sauce is cooked. The original recipe of the carbonara instead provides that the sauce is raw, it will be the heat of the pasta to thicken the egg with the pecorino cheese creating a very creamy sauce.

Ingredient list

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 0to taste
Salt 0to taste
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Parmesan 120gfinely grated
Egg yolks 4units
Black pepper 0to taste

Step nr: 1 - Cook the pasta

Ingredient list for step nr: 1

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Spaghetti 320gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 0to taste
Cooking time 8 Minutes
Total time 8 Minutes

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Salt the water and add the pasta. When the pasta is ready, drain the water using a colander.

Cooking times may change depending on the type of pasta.

Step nr: 2 - Fry the pancetta

Ingredient list for step nr: 2

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pancetta 200gram
Cooking time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

While the pasta is cooking fry the pancetta over a medium heat, stirring often.

Step nr: 3 - Mix the ingredients

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Parmesan 100gram
Egg yolks 4units
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Black pepper 0to taste
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Add egg yokes to a large bowl, season with black pepper and add the parmesan. Mix together well with a whisk or a fork.

Step nr: 4 - Combine the pasta and pancetta

Ingredient list for step nr: 4

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Spaghetti 320gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pancetta 200gram
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Add the pasta to the pan with the pancetta and mix well.

Step nr: 5 - Mix together

Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Add the pasta and pancetta to the egg yolks and mix well, coating the pasta.

Step nr: 6 - Serve

Ingredient list for step nr: 6

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Parmesan 20gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Black pepper 0to taste
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Serve immediately and top with the extra cheese and season well with black pepper.

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