Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe


  • 12 oz spaghetti
  • 4 oz streaky bacon (preferably smoked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons single cream
  • 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling, salted water, until just tender.
  2. De-rind and cut the bacon into thin strips. Put the oil into a large pan and fry the bacon lightly. Put the pan to one side but keep it hot.
  3. Beat the eggs yolks in a bowl, add the cream, half of the cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Return the pan with the bacon in to a low ring. Drain the spaghetti, stir rapidly into the pan with the oil and bacon.
  5. Remove from the heat and immediately tip over the egg and cheese mix and toss together.
  6. Do not heat after the egg mix has been added.
  7. Serve immediately passing around the remainder of the cheese.

Serves 4.

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