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Carbonara is a really simple dish, the trick is to make sure the eggs do not become scrambled eggs.
6 ounces of thick cut or slab bacon
1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese. do not buy pre-grated, it doesn't tast great.
1 box ( 1 lb ) spaghetti ( i prefer thin spaghetti noodles )
Set of pasta pot of water to boil on the stove.
Cut the bacon into little squares about ½" square. Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain off all the fat except about 1 tablespoon.
Beat the 2 eggs with the cheese in a small bowl. Alternative: you can add ¼ cup of cream to the egg/cheese mixture if you like.
Put the serving bowl in the sink, and place the colander in it.
When pasta is done, pour into colander that is sitting in the serving bowl.
Remove colander and pour hot water out of serving bowl. Careful, use oven mitts.
Pour egg - cheese mixture into serving bowl and immediately add noodles, toss once and add the bacon with its 1 tblsp of fat.
Toss to coat, add pepper and salt to taste ( Traditionally, this is served with a lot of pepper )
That looks amazing, and BTW, your dogs are beautiful!!!
Wonderful recipe!! I wasn't sure what kind of cheese you used from the vid so I went to the supermarket and found a three cheese freshly grated blend of Parmesano, Romano, and Asiago. It was great--although my oldest son was a tad concerned about the way I massacred his bacon.
dave the rave
as a trainee chef this was the first add i came across to make the carbonara and what a quick and simple to follow recipe thank you ......the next marco.pier white ... i wish .......
the first time i saw the picture i water in my mouth i love that recipe ill make it now!thanks again for the recipe!
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My son (which is 2 1/2 loves your show. We made your Carbonara pasta and it was great. Thank you for showing me how to make this
Eric Gunnar Rochow
great. i love pasta recipes like this one! eric.