The Best Creamy Spaghetti alla Carbonara - easy to follow recipe

Adapted from Nigella Lawson's book 'Feast' this has to be the best Spaghetti Carbonara recipe ever. Now it's certainly not a good thing if you're trying to lose weight (as I am at the moment) but I'm sure it won't hurt every now and then.

Spaghetti Carbonara made with Cream

The lovely creamy sauce with a slight saltiness of the bacon and perfectly cooked pasta - nothing more is needed apart from a glass or two of wine.

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To serve two greedy people you will need:
250g spaghetti - avoid the quick cook stuff it will go mushy
8 rashers of rind-less streaky bacon - cut into strips
a couple of glug of olive oil
100ml dry white wine
4 eggs - free range of course
100g Parmesan - freshly grated
black pepper
120ml double cream
freshly grated nutmeg

Method:
Put a large pan of salted water on to boil for the pasta.

Then using a large pan that will fit the pasta later, cook the bacon in a little oil until crispy but not crunchy.

Add the white wine or and let it bubble away so that, after a few minutes, you have a small amount of salty winey syrup left.  Take the pan off the heat.

Parmesan

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, the Parmesan, cream and some black pepper.
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, but since you want it kept al dente start checking it 2 minutes before it should be done.
Lower in a cup and remove approximately 125ml of the pasta water before draining.

Put the other pan, the one with the bacon back on the heat and add the drained pasta, tossing well to coat with the syrupy bacon.
Add a just little of the reserved pasta water to if you need to (if it looks too dry) - remembering the cream still has to go in.

Take the pan off the heat again and wait a minute before adding the eggs and cheese mixture (or you will have scrambled egg) and mix everything together to coat.

Spaghetti Carbonara made with Cream

Grind over some more pepper and grate over the nutmeg and if you wish a little more Parmesan. Serve with the rest of the wine!

2 comments

  1. This is such a comforting dish Jan!!!! I could eat bowl of this for breakfast right now!

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  2. Love carbonara! I'll try this during this weekend.

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