SUNDAY TIMES - Spaghetti Carbonara
Sunday Times Cook By RIALTO FOODS, 2017-03-20 10:31:44.0

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
Image: Sean Calitz

Possibly the quickest pasta ever: simply whisk together grated cheese, eggs and pancetta, mix with piping hot spaghetti and you're done

Serves: 4


400g spaghetti 

4 eggs, lightly beaten

200g pancetta, chopped

200g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

100g Pecorino Romano, grated

5ml (1 tsp) black pepper


1) Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti until al dente.

2) When the pasta is almost cooked, combine all of the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, whisking to combine.

3) Drain the spaghetti, reserving some of the cooking water, and pour the egg and cheese mixture over the pasta, adding a splash of the hot water. Stir vigorously, until the pasta is coated in a creamy sauce. Serve with a grinding of black pepper.