Do you love spaghetti carbonara too? But don’t you really dare to do it yourself?
Carbonara is famous for being the most complex pasta dish. The sauce spoils so quickly, it turns sour or the ingredients separate. The pasta where you have to be careful not to spill the sauce? Many people think this is stupid.
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It can happen, right. But if you know our simple tricks, you can make delicious spaghetti carbonara without any problems. They promised!
You only need 6 ingredients and 20 minutes for our Creamy Carbonara with Parmesan and Crispy Fried Bacon. You can handle it, can’t you?
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First of all, we confess that our list of ingredients for Carbonara is not 100 percent true to the Italian original. We use cream. And with the Italians that hardly or not at all comes into Carbonara. But it tastes good and contributes to success.
But at your discretion: Of course, you can also use just the egg yolk. But if our recipe is better, don’t complain.
The easiest carbonara in the world – recipe
What you need (for 2 servings)
250 grams of spaghetti, 150 grams of bacon, 2 eggs, 200 milliliters of cream (or milk), 100 grams of grated parmesan, salt, pepper, mustard.
This is how it is done
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Take them out of the boiling water for a minute, as the noodles will cook in the sun later. And they should be al dente, not soggy.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large pan until crisp. Then we left for now.
Whisk together the eggs, cream and parmesan. Season the mixture with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg.
Now spaghetti straight from the pasta water to the bacon in the pan. You can take some pasta water with you. Then add the egg mixture. Mix everything together and slowly simmer over a very low heat until the sauce thickens to a creamy consistency. Be patient, it’s worth it. Finally, season everything again, sprinkle with a little parmesan – and serve!
3 tips to really succeed
1. For this dish you need to focus on really good ingredients. Eggs should be fresh, bacon preferably organic, and you should choose good quality Parmesan, spaghetti and cream.
2. Avoid the big mess of spaghetti carbonara with scrambled egg noodles by mixing the egg with the noodles and bacon over very low heat.
3. It is also important that the pasta drains from the wet pasta water into the pan. The pasta water makes the sauce creamy and not runny.