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Recipe Category: Main Courses

Spaghetti Carbonara

Last minute sumptuous spaghetti with egg , bacon and Parmesan.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • 125g Parmesan
  • 500g spaghetti or fettucine pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 200g pancetta or streaky bacon, sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped continental parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Finely grate Parmesan. Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, heat oil in a frypan and sauté pancetta until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Combine half the parmesan with the eggs and cream and lightly beat with a fork. When cooked, drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Quickly toss hot pasta with egg mixture, stirring until just set and adding a little cooking liquid if needed. Stir in pancetta and parsley, spoon into bowls and serve sprinkled with pepper and remaining Parmesan.

Recipe Type: Italian, Pasta

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 18/05/2009

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