The real carbonara

Author: @guendolyn79 Serves: 4-5 Time: 5′ + 10′ for pasta

Difficulty: easy



  • 400 gr pasta (80gr per person)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 gr bacon cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • parmesan

Throw away that cooking cream you are trying to add. Seriously, Throw. It. Away. You don’t need it.


Break the eggs in a bowl, mix them with parmesan and a pinch of salt.

Put the bacon in a pan with abundant olive oil and cook it.

Cook the pasta and now pay attention: drain pasta and first put the pasta in the bacon pan with big flame and stir.

Take the pan away from the flame, add the egg and stir as fast as you can, so it becomes creamy.

Bon Appetit

Story of the recipe

The name of the dish it may come from the word “carbone” that means coal. It may be that woodsmen who collected wood for coal needed this strong meal, and that could be the origin of the name.

There is also an other possible reason: it may come from the word “carbonari” who were our italian secret fighters who, during the XIX century, fought to reunite Italy. They succeded in 1881.

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