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Spaghetti alla Carbonara  HT  MC  Italian    20mins



Serves  4     Hot    Pasta    Pork   Main Course  Italy  Europe



350g/12oz Spaghetti

150g/5oz Streaky Bacon, diced

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt and Black Pepper

2 Eggs

4 tbsp Single Cream

20g/2oz Freshly Grated Parmesan




1. Bring a large saucepan of heavily salted water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 10-12 minutes.


2. Meanwhile,  heat the oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry until golden brown.


3. In a small mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, cream, parmesan cheese, salt and plenty of black pepper.


4.  Drain the spaghetti well and return to the rinsed out pan. Set over a medium heat.


5. Add the beaten egg and cheese mixture, reduce the heat  and continue to cook, turning constantly for a few minutes until the pasta is well coated. Serve immediately.




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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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