Recipe

Fettuccine carbonara

Fettuccine carbonara is a comfort food classic with salty cured pancetta and a creamy sauce.

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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You can try it with wider pasta in our pappardelle carbonara.
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Ingredients

Fettuccine carbonara
  • 400 gram dried fettuccine pasta
  • 100 pancetta, thinly sliced
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 3/4 cup (60g) finely grated parmesan cheese

Method

Fettuccine carbonara
  • 1
    Cook pasta in large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet instructions until tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup (125mL) of cooking water. Return pasta to pan.
  • 2
    Cook pancetta in a frying pan over low-medium heat for 5 minutes or until starting to crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 min.
  • 3
    Combine eggs and parmesan in a bowl. Add pancetta mixture, egg mixture and reserved reserved cooking water to pasta, then stir over low heat for 1 minute or until well combined. Be careful not to overcook or egg will scramble. Season with pepper and serve with extra parmesan.
  • 4
    Add pasta to sauce and stir to coat. Serve pasta sprinkled with chives.

Notes

For a special touch add 1/3 cup (80ml) white wine to the pan in step 2 after the gsrlic is cooked, then let it bubble away for a minute or two until almost evaporated. You can add 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley with eggs in step 3.

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