Spaghetti alla Carbonara (Tyler Florence) Recipe

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  1. Prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking to ensure that the spaghetti will be hot and ready when the sauce is finished; it is very important that the pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture, so that the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs in the sauce.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender yet firm (as they say in Italian al dente. ) Drain the pasta well, reserving 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water to use in the sauce if you wish.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium flame. Add the pancetta and saute for about 3 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the fat is rendered. Toss the garlic into the fat and saute for less than 1 minute to soften.
  4. Add the hot, drained spaghetti to the pan and toss for 2 minutes to coat the strands in the bacon fat. Beat the eggs and Parmesan together in a mixing bowl, stirring well to prevent lumps. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the egg/cheese mixture into the pasta, whisking quickly until the eggs thicken, but do not scramble (this is done off the heat to ensure this does not happen.) Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches desired consistency. Season the carbonara with several turns of freshly ground black pepper and taste for salt. Mound the spaghetti carbonara into warm serving bowls and garnish with chopped parsley. Pass more cheese around the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 857.32 Kcal (3589 kJ)
Calories from fat 335.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.24g 57%
Cholesterol 168.92mg 56%
Sodium 879.95mg 37%
Potassium 385.87mg 8%
Total Carbs 86.57g 29%
Sugars 3.43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.47g 14%
Protein 42.8g 86%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Iron 4mg 22%
Calcium 71.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 362.46 Kcal (1518 kJ)
Calories from fat 141.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.75g 57%
Cholesterol 71.42mg 56%
Sodium 372.03mg 37%
Potassium 163.14mg 8%
Total Carbs 36.6g 29%
Sugars 1.45g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.47g 14%
Protein 18.09g 86%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 22%
Calcium 30.4mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.6
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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