Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Added by Allora Andiamo | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
approx 100g pancetta, guanciale or bacon, chopped into small pieces
5 egg yolks
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 small clove of garlic, lightly crushed
approx 100g finely grated pecorino or parmesan (or use half and half)
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan and fry the pancetta with the garlic till browned. Set aside.
3. In a large serving bowl, beat together the egg yolks, cheese, salt and pepper.
4. Drain the spaghetti (leave a little water clinging to the spaghetti) then add to the bowl, stirring to coat the pasta.
5.Finally, add the pancetta to the bowl, mix well and serve.
Serve with a little extra grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese, although I prefer mine with just an extra sprinkling of black pepper.