Creamy fettuccine carbonara

Creamy fettuccine carbonara


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About this recipe: This carbonara is a delectable, mouth watering pile of yummy goodness. I recommend a nice salad with it - that's all you will need for a complete meal.

Sarah W. Lennox

Serves: 6 

  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 shallots, diced
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin strips
  • 450g bacon, cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 (500g) packet fettuccine pasta
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 125ml double cream
  • 75g grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Saute shallots until softened. Stir in onion and bacon, and cook until bacon is evenly browned. Stir in garlic when bacon is about half done. Remove from heat.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream and shredded Parmesan. Pour the bacon mixture over the pasta, then stir in the cream mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

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One of the best carbonara recipes I've used, a lot lighter than some but th taste is all there. - 14 Aug 2014

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