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    Spaghetti Carbonara

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    15 mins

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    Perfect Pixie's Note:

    My Mum makes this all the time, it's quick to whip up and so tempting. She got this out of an italian womans weekely cookbook

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    1. 1
      put serving dish in pre heated oven so it gets hot.
    2. 2
      cook spaghetti in boiling, slated water for 10-12 minutes, or until "al dente" (as they say), or just tender.
    3. 3
      meanwhile, melt one-third of the butter in a fry pan.
    4. 4
      add the bacon and fry until it is crisp, remove from heat and stir in cream, set aside.
    5. 5
      beat the eggs and the grated cheese together until they are well blended. stir in salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      drain spaghetti in a colander then transfer to a warmed, deep serving bowl/dish, it should sizzle (if not - go to note).
    7. 7
      add remaining butter and using two large spoons, toss gently until butter melts, stir in bacon mixture and toss gently until the spaghetti is well coated.
    8. 8
      finally pour over the egg mixture and toss gently until the spaghetti is well coated and starts to show that the egg is almost setting in a way.
    9. 9
      serve at once.
    10. 10
      NOTE: we had the problem the other night that the dish wasn't hot enough, so once you have drained the pasta, put the pan back on the heat and re-add the pasta with the bacon mixture, and then add the egg mixture and keep over the heat a few minutes while stirring until it begins to coat the spaghetti.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2010


      Made this last nght for dinner and it was all eaten. Very easy and absolutely delicious. Even my picky eaters loved it. I did add a little more cream as it seemed dry but I don't think it really needed it.

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    • on May 09, 2009


      My kids love this! It is very easy to make and is now a favorite at home.

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    • on April 26, 2009


      This recipe is almost exactly the same as one given me by a Chef in Boston. It is quick, delicious. He used pancetta instead of bacon, the only difference. Loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti Carbonara

    Serving Size: 1 (152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 839.0
    Calories from Fat 350
    Total Fat 38.9 g
    Saturated Fat 18.1 g
    Cholesterol 238.6 mg
    Sodium 762.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 86.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 33.1 g

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