Spaghetti carbonara is a much loved dish of Italian cuisine, and is thankfully pretty simple to make. It only requires a few different ingredients in order to make it a great meal, so it is a great option for beginners in cooking and those who aren’t very confident.
- To start with, you need to boil spaghetti, ideally ‘al dente’ which is basically spaghetti which is slightly uncooked in the centre, although that isn’t necessary.
- While doing this you should fry pancetta ideally, and if not that bacon or ham, until it is slightly crispy, but not too much. A good rule for choosing how much to use is basically half the weight of the spaghetti you’ve used. You should put the pan back on the hob before you combine the ingredients to warm up the pancetta and cook some garlic (the amount of garlic depending upon how much you like garlic).
- You also need to prepare the sauce, which is pretty easy as it is just beaten eggs. You should use about 1 egg for every 120grams of spaghetti used.
- After you’ve finished all of the components, you just need to combine all of them together, starting with adding the eggs to the spaghetti, and then top off with cheese and black pepper.