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Carbonara

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After my post on pasta sauce, it inspired me to learn other types of pasta. The next thing that came to mind was the ever popular carbonara! I have always thought that carbonara is white and creamy with lotsa cream sauce. I only recently found out that authentic Italian carbonara is made with a few simple ingredients, and is creamy without the use of any cream. This recipe is very easy and simple, but also very delicious! I don’t know how people can eat the cream loaded bottled crap that they sell in stores!

Ingredients:

  1. 6 handfuls of spiral pasta, or any other types.
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  3. 5 strips of bacon , cut in pieces (about 2/3 cups)
  4. 1 egg + 3 egg yolks
  5. 1-2tbsp Parmesan cheese
  6. Pinch of salt and pepper
  7. Oregano
  8. about 2 tbsp pasta water
  9. Knob of butter

Method:

  1. Cook pasta in boiling water for about 11 minutes until al dente. Reserve some pasta water.
  2. Prepare the sauce while pasta cooks. Whisk eggs, egg yolks, salt pepper and cheese.
  3. In a hot pan, heat olive oil and cook bacon on medium high heat until brown.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the bacon cool, until it stops sizzling.
  5. Add in hot pasta, pasta water and oregano and mix well.
  6. Pour egg sauce all over while mixing. Add in a knob of butter to cream the sauce. Serve immediately.
  7. Top with some parmesan and chilli powder if desired.
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