• Prep Time
    15
    min
  • Cook Time
    15
    min
  • Ready in
    30
    min
  • Yield
    2
    per
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Recipe Description

Do you want to enjoy the authentic Italian taste of carbonara pasta? You have to prepare them according to the original recipe. You only need a few ingredients, and the pasta is ready immediately. Traditional carbonara does not contain any cream.

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Ingredients

  • 1 package spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound guanciale or bacon
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated pecorino-romano cheese
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Steps

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pan and add a teaspoon of salt. When the water starts to boil, add the pasta and cook it following the instructions of the box.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the guanciale into cubes and mix the yolks with the cheese.
  3. Fry the guanciale for a few seconds. When the pasta is boiled, take it out of the pan and place it directly over the guanciale, then add a cup of water over the pasta.
  4. Let the carbonara pasta cool for a few minutes, then add the yolk and cheese mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Put the pasta on the fire for another 30-60 seconds, then serve each portion of carbonara pasta with a little pecorino cheese on top and a freshly ground pepper.

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