Spaghetti carbonara

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Spaghetti carbonara
  • 400 gram spaghetti
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 150 gram pancetta, chopped
  • 3 clove garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) dry white wine
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup (80g) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Spaghetti carbonara
  • 1
    Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water until just tender. Reserve about 1/4 cup (60ml) of cooking liquid; drain spaghetti. Return spaghetti to pan, cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium frying pan; add the pancetta and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until beginning to crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds or until fragrant, but not browned. Add wine and cook a further minute, until it is almost evaporated.
  • 3
    Combine the eggs, 3/4 cup of the parmesan cheese and pepper in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Add the pancetta mixture and egg mixture to hot pasta. Toss quickly with tongs to coat pasta. Add reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Stir in parsley and season to taste with salt.
  • 5
    Serve with remaining parmesan cheese.


Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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