carbonara pasta with spagethi

Carbonara derives its name from ‘carbone’ which means coal. It was a popular pasta among coal miners. The original recipe requires guanciale,if  it is not readily available, you can use bacon. 


  1. Spaghetti-1 Packet
  2. Bacon- 100 Grams
  3. Eggs- Three
  4. Egg Yolk- One 
  5.  Pecorino romano or parmesan, grated Cheese- 100 Grams
  6. Olive Oil- 1 Tbsp
  7. Black pepper (coarsely crushed)
  8. Salt-To Taste

How To Prepare Carbonara Pasta With Spaghetti

  1. In a large pan or a saucepan, heat the olive oil and fry the bacon till crisp. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the whole eggs and the yolk well. Mix in the grated cheese and set aside.
  3. Boil the spaghetti in rich salty water. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water.
  4. In another saucepan, toss the pasta with the egg mixture, bacon and any fat rendered from cooking the bacon, over very low heat.
  5. Make sure that the individual strands of pasta are all covered properly with the mixture. Season with salt, add the pasta water, give it a quick toss, and remove right away from the heat.
  6. The sauce should have a creamy texture, which will be lost if the pasta remains on the fire for too long.
  7. The idea is to cook the egg with the heat of the pasta, and not with the heat of the fire.
  8. Serve right away with lots of pepper, freshly crushed in a pepper mill, and more Parmesan if desired.

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