Traditional Spaghetti Carbonara consists of pasta, a beaten egg, hard aged Italian cheese and guanciale. I use pancetta or shortcut bacon if I don’t have any of the latter.
I love this version just as much as the one I make with heavy cream. Check it out here – Spaghetti Carbonara With Cream.
Boil the pasta al dente and then drain most but not all of the water. Add fried bacon, aged Italian hard cheese and beaten egg.
If you like it runnier, use two eggs and a bit more of the pasta water.
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