About this recipe: This is the true version of carbonara - NO cream, NO onions, NO mushrooms, NO chicken or whatever so called Italian restaurants serve all over Ireland and UK.
Even if you are making a different version of carbonara remember never to throw the eggs in full heat (ie directly in the pan) as they will overcook and you'll find yourself with scrambled eggs! They will cook just enough with the heat from the pasta in the bowl.
A really super recipe. This is premier league compared to the creamy version. I used a tad too much cheese so making the finished dish a little salty but even that didn't detract from THIS recipe.Great!! - 19 Nov 2011
This is the real Carbonara which is unfortunately destroyed abroad. It's one of the easiest and best pasta recipes that there is and thanks for sharing Mamma! This is just how my Italian mother in law makes Carbonara and how I make it for friends and family at home! - 05 Jan 2011
I had some Italian friends over for a potluck and they made this dish just like this (one with the bacon, one with peas and carrots for the vegetarians) and it was AMAZING. - 26 Nov 2012