Sunday 11 September 2011

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara
A simple, classic and delicious dish that you will want to make again and again!

Serves 4
Prep time:  5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

1 tbsp olive oil
250g pancetta or smoky bacon, cut into cubes
100g unsalted butter
150ml dry white wine
4 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
100g Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for serving
400g spaghetti, cooked as per packet instructions
Salt and freshly ground pepper


1.   Heat the oil in a large frying pan and then add the pancetta or bacon and fry until golden.  Add half of the butter and wine and let simmer for 2 minutes.

2.  In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and then add the parsley and parmesan, season and mix through.

3.  Cook the spaghetti as per packet instructions, drain and add to the pancetta or bacon and mix through.  Pour in the egg mixture and stir through until the warmth from the pasta cooks the egg.

4.  Add the remaining butter, season to taste and serve immediately with some extra parmesan... delicious!

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