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The original spaghetti carbonara from Italy
This classic is a simple pasta dish with five very simple ingredients. Spaghetti, bacon, pecorino, egg & pepper, basta! It originates from the Italian region of Lazio and is now one of the classics of Italian cuisine. The spaghetti carbonara original italiana completely omits the addition of fresh cream. Instead, a little pasta water is added. This gives us a nice creaminess and at the same time saves useless calories. Let’s try this delicious recipe right now….
P.S.: If you prefer your carbonara with cream sauce, you can find our creamy Italian-German creation of it here 🙂
This spaghetti carbonara recipe is simply delicious!
- 400 g spaghetti
- 150 g guanciale (bacon)
- 40 g pecorino cheese grated (shop here)
- 6 egg yolk
- pepper to taste
- Bring a pot with plenty of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti al dente.
- In the meantime, remove the rind from the guanciale. Then dice the bacon and brown it in a large frying pan over medium heat (without oil). Then turn off the heat completely.
- Put the egg yolks, black pepper, a ladleful of pasta water and the pecorino in a bowl and whisk.
- Skim off one to two ladles of pasta water and set aside.
- Drain the finished spaghetti and then add it directly to the lukewarm pan with the bacon. Add the sauce and mix thoroughly immediately. Season to taste with pepper. If the carbonara is still not creamy enough, you can touch up with a dash of pasta water.
- Finally, arrange the pasta on deep plates and serve hot!Buon appetito!
Enhance this delightful dish by sprinkling it with additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 191kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 25.7g (9%)Protein: 8g (16%)Fat: 5.3g (8%)Saturated fatty acids: 1.8g (9%)Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.7gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 2gCholesterol: 47mg (16%)
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