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 )