Video: How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara -

Video: How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara

See how to make simple spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce!

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In this video, you’ll see how to make authentic but simple spaghetti alla carbonara. Oh it’s creamy and rich, all right, but not actually cream-based! It’s essentially spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce. Check out the recipe for Chef John’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara. In the video, Chef John will show you the best bacon to use and reveal why the boiling pasta water is such an important part of this recipe. See more Chef John videos >>

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Apr. 27, 2015 4:02 am
Discovered this dish while on vacation in Italy and loved it since. So, every time I go back there I have it - I love it!
Feb. 21, 2015 8:12 am
In Italy they don't use cream for this dish : the egg makes the creamy sauce
Feb. 14, 2015 7:23 am
I have only ever used room-temperature egg YOLKS, mixed with cream, not the whole egg. The white of the egg in there makes me feel a bit squeamish but I'm sure it's fine. But really, I would make sure they sit out for at least a half hour.
Jun. 7, 2014 7:52 pm
Just made it! It was awesome!
Sep. 25, 2013 4:08 pm
The eggs do cook from the heat of the pasta and the boiling hot water he spooned in. You will not get sick. But yes room temp eggs would be best
Sep. 26, 2012 12:34 pm
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Sep. 15, 2012 7:51 am
I have made this recipe numerous times and the eggs cook perfectly. You don't need to worry. And the taste is delicious.
Sep. 15, 2012 7:40 am
Not sure the eggs would reach the appropriate temp. Would not recommend for anyone who is pregnant or has a compromised immune system. They are not even allowed to serve soft boiled eggs in hospitals.
Dwight M 
Aug. 18, 2012 7:36 pm
mommy, my stomach aches.....
Aug. 18, 2012 1:43 pm
hmmm, not sure if the eggs cooked enough.
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