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Spaghetti carbonara

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  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

This classic Italian dish of spaghetti carbonara is quick to make with the eggs and cream combining to make the carbonara sauce for the pasta.

Ingredients

  • 600g (1lb 6oz) spaghetti
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g (6oz) streaky bacon, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml double cream
  • 75g (3oz) grated Parmesan cheese

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How do you tell if the eggs for your spaghetti carbonara are really fresh? Follow this tip from Delia Smith

Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until they start to soften, usually about 5 mins.
  2. Add the bacon and fry until the bacon starts to brown.
  3. Place the eggs in a bowl and beat. Add the cream and Parmesan, beat and season with black pepper.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain and and add the onions, garlic and bacon. Pour over the carbonara sauce and return to the heat for 1-2 mins, stirring all the time.
  5. Serve your spaghetti carbonara immediately with a green salad and some garlic bread if you fancy it.

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Celine

Iv never made my own Carbonara sauce before but it was so easy. Im a real pasta lover and will make this again!

Denise

This recipe is very delicious! I highly recommend to cook this. Really amazing!

vicki

i loved this recipe - it was so simple to make and the bacon & garlic really added flavour. once i'd added the egg mixture i just stirred it through the hot pasta and didn't put it back on the heat so the carbonara sauce was a bit looser. thanks goodtoknow!

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