Fettuccine Carbonara – bacon and eggs pasta
- Fettuccine - dried, 454 gr (1 lb)
- Eggs - 3
- Pancetta - 225 g (1/2 lb), cut in rectangles
- White wine - 8 tablespoons
- Parsley - fresh, chopped, 1 Tablespoon
- butter - 40 gr (1.4 oz)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 Tablespoons
- Parmesan Cheese - 6 Tablespoons
- Pecorino Romano cheese - 2 Tablespoons (or other sheep cheese)
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup
I normally like lighter sauces for pasta. Lately on I've been cooking more hearty to fill my two teenager boys appetite. I use Di Cecco pasta, it's my favorite. In this occasion, I have prepared home made pasta so that's what's shown on the pictures. I encourage you to try to make your own home made paste following these instructions.
There's a debate about using or not cream, I just add a little at the end -it's more filling- but I've follow the same process without it. Up to you. Like most recipes with few ingredients, there is a technique that brings them all together. Follow these step by step instructions and make sure note to end with scrambled eggs on your pasta.
- Bring a large pasta pot with water and 1 tablespoon of coarse salt to boil.
- In the meantime, prepare the ingredients as specified on the list.
- On a large deep pan, mix the eggs, grated cheese and parsley to form a thick paste.
- Cook the paste according to the packaging instructions for al dente.
- In the meantime, melt the butter and olive oil in a skillet at medium heat. to boil. Add the pancetta/ bacon and cook until almost browned.
- Add the wine. Reduce one third and remove from the heat.
- Once the pasta is done, add one tablespoon of the cooking water to the egg/ cheese mix. Drain the pasta and mix pretty fast with the egg/ cheese.
- Heat the cream and add to the pasta.
- Heat the pancetta and place it on top the pasta. Mix and serve.
- Enjoy with a nice red wine!!
Fettuccine Carbonara is a traditional Roman staple, though the original recipe is with spaghetti, I prefer it with a thicker pasta like fettuccine. It only takes a few ingredients to make this Fettucine Carbonara but please follow these easy steps to avoid scrambling the eggs.Add to Favourites