Delicious and moreish. It was feeling a bit autumnal last night. Carbonaro seemed the right call. Dead easy and very few ingredients. No need for cream in this recipe.

  • 2 packs Steaky bacon
  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • Coarse ground black pepper
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Thick dice the streaky bacon and crisp up in a big saute pan. Salt boiling water and cook spaghetti to al dente, drain and reserve some pasta water. In a bowl, mix three egg yolks, add the pepper and some Parmesan cheese. Mix a add a drop of milk to help it all blend.

Add pasta to the pan containing already crisped bacon. Mix so that the bacon fat covers all the pasta. Add the egg and mix in with pasta. Keep it all on a moderate heat. Add Parmesan. Keep mixing. Add pasta water and keep mixing. You will see it turn nice and creamy.

Serve in hot bowls with a big bowl of grated Parmesan and coarse ground black pepper.

2 Comments on “Carbonara”

  1. Just made this for dinner – so tasty! Hard to believe it’s so few ingredients! Thanks for the inspiration Conor, will definitely try more of your recipes.


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