Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spaghetti alla carbonara

This is probably one of the most famous Italian pasta dishes! And one of the most loved too, because it is indeed very yummy :)

It's really easy to prepare a good pasta carbonara as it needs only a couple of ingredients (bacon and eggs) but they have to be fresh and of good quality. And please do not add any cream to it! That's just blasphemy :P

HINT: If you like garlic you can add 1 clove of minced garlic and saute it in a tablespoon of oil before frying the bacon.
HINT: Spaghetti are always the best choice for carbonara sauce, but you can try it out also with short pasta like fusilli or maccheroni.

Ingredients (serves 3):
  • 300 gr spaghetti
  • 3 eggs
  • about 150 gr bacon, diced
  • grated parmesan cheese (or pecorino cheese)
  • salt
  • grounded black pepper

In a bowl whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt (not too much because the bacon is already salty), pepper and a spoonful of parmesan. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon until slightly crisp then remove from the heat.
In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the pasta until al dente. Drain it well and move it into a large bowl, add bacon and the beaten egg mixture, tossing constantly with tongs or a large fork until the eggs are barely set (you don't want it become an omelet, do you?).
Serve immediately. Add more parmesan cheese and pepper if needed.


Anonymous said...

I'm ready to come over for dinner!

Wonderland said...

You're more than welcome to come for dinner! (Whoever you are LOL. Next time leave a name!)

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