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

Directions:
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.

2 comments:

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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