Pasta Carbonara

L'Antro dell'Alchimista
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Pasta Carbonara
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Description

Just a handful of ingredients are required for this iconic pasta dish, among them eggs, black pepper and nutty Pecorino cheese. It calls for "cheek lard," though you can use easier to find pancetta to replace it. The egg mixture gets tossed with the hot, just-cooked pasta, cooking the sauce and turning it into something creamy and lush. Be sure to combine the two quickly, though, so you don't end up scrambling the eggs instead.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams spaghetti (or rigatoni)
  • 150 grams lard (cheek, may substitute pancetta bacon)
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 grams pecorino cheese (grated, may substitute parmesan cheese)
  • salt and ground black pepper (as needed)

Directions

  1. Cut the cheek lard into cubes. Brown lightly in a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil until it has been sauteed well without overcooking it.
  2. Cook the pasta in a stockpot of boiling salted water.
  3. Beat the eggs with salt, some grated cheese, and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Drain the pasta while still ‘al dente.’
  5. Turn on the stove again, add the drained pasta to the pan with the cheek lard, and saute to flavor the pasta.
  6. Turn off the heat.
  7. Place the pasta and cheek lard in the stockpot where the pasta was previously cooked, add the beaten egg mixture, more pepper, and grated cheese, according to taste.
  8. Stir quickly to combine.
  9. Serve immediately.
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NutritionView more

860Calories
Sodium15%DV360mg
Fat77%DV50g
Protein51%DV26g
Carbs25%DV76g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories860Calories from Fat450
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat50g77%
Saturated Fat20g100%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol220mg73%
Sodium360mg15%
Potassium300mg9%
Protein26g51%
Calories from Fat450
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.