Feb 27, 2006 by Melissa Fehr | 1 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 2

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  • Tagliatelle - spaghetti, linguine, or other long pasta
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • smoked pancetta or lardons (not too lean, you want some fat)

Step 1

Place your pasta in salted, lightly oiled boiling water, and cook until al dente.


Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, beat two eggs (or if you're feeding more, use 1 egg for each person) with a fork and set aside.


Step 3

Fry the bacon in a wide-bottomed pan, allowing as much grease to melt off the bacon as possible.


Step 4

When the pasta is finished, drain and immediately add into the bacon. Turn off the heat, add in the beaten eggs, and stir very well. As you stir, the grease from the bacon will coat the pasta and the egg will mix in and cook from the heat of the pan and pasta, leaving each strand coated in a thin amount of egg and bacon grease.


Step 5

Step 6

Serve the carbonara immediately, with a dash of salt and freshly ground pepper.

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1 Comment

user does not have an avatar Tylor Merlyn

Aug 06, 2010

I want to make Spaghetti Carbonara, and some kind of bacon or pancetta is standard. However, my boyfriend does not eat pork. Can anyone recommend a recipe or substitute for bacon that will make this come out right?

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