Spaghetti carbonara is one of those simple dishes that is so difficult to get right. Here’s my version. I believe I have it to a pretty high standard – must be my 25% Italian genes 🙂
Use bacon with fatty strip. Brown those and a few cloves of garlic in some butter in a large heavy pan.
Whilst that’s browning, cook spaghetti according to packet instructions (I normally add a drizzle of olive oil and some salt).
Prepare the carbonara sauce by stirring together a cupful of cream, six egg yolks, freshly grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
When the pasta is cooked, drain and pour into the frying pan. Stir well to coat the strands with the bacon fat. Turn off the heat. Pour the carbonara sauce over it and stir again until properly mixed.