Carbonara pasta

Carbonara pasta

4.38 from 8 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish, Italian
Servings 4


  • 400 g fettucini
  • 200 g pancetta cut into pieces
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100 g parmesan cheese grated
  • 2-3 tbsp pasta water
  • Salt and pepper


  • Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook according to the pack instructions.
  • While the pasta are getting ready, heat a saut√© pan and fry the pancetta pieces for two-three minutes until crispy.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the egg yolks and half of parmesan cheese. Season lightly with cracked black pepper. add 2-3 tbsp of the cooking liquid of the pasta to loosen the mixture.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and return it to its saucepan.
  • Add in the pancetta pieces and the egg and cheese mixture. Stir (off the heat) to coat the pasta with the egg and cheese mixture and allow the eggs to set with the residual of heat from the pasta. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to the serving plates and sprinkle the rest of the parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword cheese, eggs, Kevin Dundon, pasta

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