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Spaghetti Carbonara


Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.17 min.24 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #2
Meanwhile make sauce: in a bowl put 4 egg yolks, 200 ml cream, salt and pepper.

Beat to mix well, then add juice of ½ lemon and some grated Parmesan, whip again, sauce is ready.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #3
In a pan on medium heat, put 200 g small pieces of bacon and cook until lightly browned.

Reduce heat.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #4
Keeping bacon pan over low heat, tip in cooked pasta and mix well.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #5
Add sauce and continue to mix for about two minutes.

Stage 6
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #6
Your spaghetti carbonara is ready. Grate some more Parmesan over, and put the pan in the centre of the table so that your guests can serve themselves and come back for more.

Remarks

You can use the same recipe with other pasta like penne, tortellini etc.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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And to drink?: A red Italian wine like Barbera d'Asti

Source

Home made.

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