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Classic Carbonara with Pancetta

Classic Carbonara with Pancetta

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
KMOMMYZ

KMOMMYZ

This is the classic version of carbonara I grew up eating. Serve it piping hot tossed with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped Italian parsley.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 838 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 53.4 g
  • 82%
  • Carbs:
  • 62g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 281 mg
  • 94%
  • Sodium:
  • 871 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream, and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Blend thoroughly, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until al dente, or for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot (off of the heat), and cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet; add the onion and cook until transparent, about 8 minutes. Remove onion from the skillet; place in a bowl, and cover to keep warm.
  4. Using the same skillet, cook the pancetta over medium heat until browned, tossing with nutmeg. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Combine the pasta, onion, pancetta, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in the same large skillet over low heat. Slowly stir in the egg-cream mixture, tossing gently so the eggs don't scramble. Cook until just heated through. Remove from heat and toss with parsley and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
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Nicole Burdett
28

Nicole Burdett

11/1/2007

Wow... fantastic, indulgent meal! I used this recipe instead of the other carbonaras because of the pancetta, which I think is a step up from regular bacon- especially in this dish. The only changes I made were fyring the pancetta first and then cooking 1/2 an onion, 1 large shallot and 2 cloves of garlic in the drippings. And I omitted the pine nuts just because I don't like nuts in savory-type foods and the salt, as pancetta and parmesan are salty enough already. Thanks KMOMMYZ... good stuff :)

Cona
19

Cona

1/4/2010

This is not at all the classic Italian Carbonara. The Real Carbonara is simply 1 whole egg gently beat and added to that 24-36 month aged parmagiano-reggiano until you acheive a thick consistency or how you prefer with a pinch of salt and a twist of fresh ground pepper and of course the smoked pancetta not cooked till its crisp.Then add to that your preffered pasta . We use Tagliatelle egg pasta. This is a true recipe from Parma, Italy. But I am sure the other is nice too but is not an original.

camliam
6

camliam

4/2/2008

WOW! This recipe is fabulous, as is! This reminded me of a pasta I had while IN Italy!!! As far as the garlic goes...Carbonara traditionally is seasoned only with black pepper, and It was perfect! A++++

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