Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Best Carbonara

I am absolutely in love with Italian food; pasta in particular is one of my favorites. About a year ago, I attempted to make a carbonara since I have never tried it before and it resulted in a dry tasteless mess. Ever since then I stayed away from ever making a carbonara again. I kinda got traumatized by this incident until a couple months ago when I decided to give the carbonara another chance but with a different recipe. It turned out delicious and I'm in love with it. 

The chef who's recipe I got it from is Tyler Florence and he does a brilliant job in making it. 
I have revised the recipe so it would be enough for 2 people.
Ingredients you'll need are:

  • 8 oz dry spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 oz chopped bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley
  • black pepper

Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Directions and some tips:

  1. Cook pasta in salted water and drain Make sure you add salt after the water comes to a boil, the salt gives the pasta flavor 
  2. Reserve 1/4 c of water (or more) This step is absolutely important because without the pasta water, the carbonara becomes dry and inedible 
  3. Heat oil in a skillet on medium, add bacon and saute for 3 minutes 
  4. Toss in garlic for less than a minute Don't cook garlic for over a minute or it will burn
  5. Add the hot pasta and toss for 2 minutes
  6. Beat eggs and cheese
  7. Remove pan from heat Super important, you don't want scrambled eggs in pasta ew
  8. Pour egg mixture in pasta and whisk fast Again, whisk fast or you will end up with scrambled eggs in your pasta and that is utterly disgusting
  9. Thin out sauce with pasta water I have already mentioned this before but unless you like crispy pasta, I recommend you use the pasta water
  10. Season with pepper in parsley 


  1. looks so good! Im definitely going to have to consider making this. xo

  2. That looks so yummy x


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