How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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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! 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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gabriella tonini

gabriella tonini

In Italy they don't use cream for this dish : the egg makes the creamy sauce

Starfish

Starfish

I have only ever used room-temperature egg YOLKS, mixed with cream, not the whole egg. The white of the egg in there makes me feel a bit squeamish but I'm sure it's fine. But really, I would make sure they sit out for at least a half hour.

Alì Eastman Somïï

Alì Eastman Somïï

Just made it! It was awesome!

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