How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara


In this video, you’ll see how to make authentic but simple spaghetti alla carbonara. Oh it’s creamy and rich, all right, but not actually cream-based!... See more It’s essentially spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce. Check out the recipe for Chef John’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara. In the video, Chef John will show you the best bacon to use and reveal why the boiling pasta water is such an important part of this recipe. See more Chef John videos >>

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Sep 25, 2013 4:08 PM

The eggs do cook from the heat of the pasta and the boiling hot water he spooned in. You will not get sick. But yes room temp eggs would be best


Sep 26, 2012 12:34 PM

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Carol D

Sep 15, 2012 7:51 AM

I have made this recipe numerous times and the eggs cook perfectly. You don't need to worry. And the taste is delicious.

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