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ROBDEN

Try PROPER Carbonara...Brill'

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Since finding this I've had it loads. It's quick and great tasting. Spaghetti Carbonara (with Eggs and Bacon)

I include a recipe for this well-known dish because most people I know get it completely wrong, either adding milk or cream or letting the eggs become scrambled. This recipe is the real thing. It was brought to Lazio from Umbria by coal men (carbonari), who came to sell charcoal to the Romans. Since then it has been adopted by the Romans and is famous worldwide.

Serves 2 (good portions)

220g Spaghetti or Spaghettoni (the largest spaghetti)

100g Guanciale (the cheek of the pork) or pancetta (Italian bacon) cut into small cubes.

2 tbsp olive oil

2 eggs

50g Parmesan cheese (or aged pecorino) freshly grated.

Freshly ground black pepper.

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the guanciale or pancetta until crisp. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl with the grated cheese and pepper. When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the pan with the guanciale. Then mix well to coat everything. Take off the heat. Allow to cool slightly. Then add the egg and cheese mixture. Stir to coat the pasta and serve immediately.

Rob....

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That sounds really simple and nice- I haven't had carbonara for ages after trying some poor offerings- time to have a go at making it. Thanks for the recipe

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That sounds really simple and nice- I haven't had carbonara for ages after trying some poor offerings- time to have a go at making it. Thanks for the recipe

It's easier and quicker than some so called ready meals

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Things are bad, I read Proper as Propeller...

Whatever you do DO NOT use the propellor to mix the egg and cheese.

 

It makes a terrible mess and gets too watery

 

Rob....

Edited by ROBDEN

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I made this just now. Had to substitute smokey bacon and cheddar and I added some mushrooms when the bacon was halfway done but, wow, it was just amazing! New dish added to my quick and delicious armoury!!.

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Top recipe I used smokey bacon lardons which seemed to work really well. Thanks

For a great quick meal. The wife liked it too.

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I know I'm dragging up an old thread here, but I searched for it intentionally as I think this simple recipe deserves a 5 years on "bump". 

 

Quick, delicious and historically correct it seems. :)

 

I ought to add, it's still really rather good with left over bacon and cheddar or other mouse trap cheese!

Edited by Sea Dog
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