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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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.
Aug. 7, 2012 2:54 pm
That looks vey delicious.If I open a fast food or restaurant,may I make Spaghetti ala Carbonara?
Jun. 5, 2012 12:37 am
I grew up eating this! My mom used to make it because it's a cheap meal and very easy to make. That was back in the 60's! She didn't even pre-cook the bacon! It would cook in the hot pasta along with the egg mixture. I think I like the idea of pre-cooking it though. Top it with lots of Parmesan cheese! My brother and I still love it so much that we make it ourselves now!
Jun. 4, 2012 4:46 pm
@recipe35 no - the eggs cook from the steam and heat of the pasta.
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