- Place a large pot of lightly salted water (no more than 1 tablespoon salt) over high heat, and bring to a boil.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, yolks and pecorino and Parmesan.
- Set the water to boil.
- Add pasta to the water and boil until a bit firmer than al dente.
- Empty serving bowl of hot water.
What is the golden rule of cooking a carbonara?
#1 Choose the right pasta and cook al dente
You really should cook all your pasta dish dishes ‘al dente’ (meaning firm to the bite) but this rule is especially important for Carbonara.
What is the difference between spaghetti and carbonara?
While each sauce recipe uses hard cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano, carbonara pasta sauce relies on eggs for its creamy texture rather than heavy cream.
What is real carbonara made of?
Spaghetti Carbonara, one of the most famous Pasta Recipes of Roman Cuisine, is made only with 5 simple ingredients: spaghetti seasoned with browned guanciale, black pepper, pecorino Romano and beaten eggs. In the authentic Italian recipe for carbonara, the ingredients are very few and of excellent quality.