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Italian Cuisine at Home! Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

Italian Cuisine at Home! Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

Enjoy this authentic and delicious carbonara by simply tossing the pasta with the sautéed bacon and sauce ingredients in a bowl. This recipe comes directly from a pasta restaurant.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Spaghetti
200 g
Salt
2 tablespoons
Sauce:
Bacon
200 g
Garlic
2 cloves
Grated cheese
3 tablespoons
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Heavy cream
140 ml
Egg yolks
3
Coarsely ground black pepper
to taste

Steps

1. Slice the block bacon into 5 mm batons and mince the garlic (You could use tubed garlic instead).
2. Heat olive oil and garlic in a skillet and sauté the bacon until as crispy as you wish.
3. Prepare the sauce in a mixing bowl. Whisk heavy cream, grated cheese, black pepper and only 1 of the egg yolks together. Reserve the rest of 2 egg yolks for finishing touches.
4. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and add the spaghetti, stirring occasionally.
5. Tip: If you're handy in the kitchen, you can start by boiling the water and cook the spaghetti while you're doing Steps 1 through 3. Otherwise, follow the directions as listed.
6. Drain the spaghetti when it's cooked. Toss with the bacon in the pan and turn off the heat. Pour the sauce from Step 3 and combine briskly.
7. Transfer to serving plates, make a well in the middle and drop the egg yolk. Combine with the pasta just before eating to enjoy the rich and creamy texture.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a special recipe developed by carbonara lovers: me wishing for pasta once a week and my husband who used to work at a pasta chain restaurant.