How to cook carbonara sauce?

Boil the carbonara sauce for 10 minutes.

How to cook carbonara

for 200 grams of spaghetti
Smoked ham or bacon – 150-200 grams
Parmesan – 150-200 grams
Egg yolks – 4 pieces
Cream with a fat content of 20% – 1 cup (or 150 milliliters of cream with a fat content of 25-33%)
Garlic – 4 teeth
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 2 teaspoons
Pepper – 1 teaspoon Dried
basil – 1 tablespoon (can be replaced with several sprigs of fresh)

How to cook carbonara
1. Put the saucepan on the fire, pour in the oil, add finely chopped garlic and fry for 1 minute.
2. Add finely chopped bacon and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks, add the cream and beat again, salt and pepper.
4. Put the fried bacon on a paper towel to remove excess fat.
5. Grate Parmesan cheese (on a fine grater) into a bowl with sauce, add basil and mix well.
6. Spread the Carbonara sauce over the hot spaghetti.
5. Put the fried bacon on top of the sauce.

This amount of carbonara is enough for 4 servings of spaghetti .

Tasty Facts

– Store carbonara for 12 hours in the refrigerator. As a rule, because of the short shelf life, carbonara is prepared for 1 dose.

Parmesan can be substituted for any hard cheese in the recipe. If you buy exactly Parmesan, keep in mind that grated cheese is usually more expensive. But also more convenient.

– Calorie spaghetti carbonara – 287 kcal / 100 grams. (for comparison, the calorie content of boiled pork is 349 kcal / 100 grams).

— The cost of products for the preparation of 4 servings of carbonara sauce according to our recipe is 450 rubles. (data as of June 2020).

– If there was no heavy cream, you can use a little more cheese – then the sauce will acquire the necessary density due to the density of the cheese.

– Olive oil in the recipe can be replaced with any vegetable oil.

– Bacon can be replaced with any salted pork.

– From the proteins left over from cooking carbonara, you can cook scrambled eggs. Keep in mind that the shelf life of raw chicken proteins is several hours, and in the form of a well-fried omelet, they will definitely live up to morning in the refrigerator.

Why else cook carbonara

1. With shrimp – at the stage of adding ham to the saucepan, add peeled boiled shrimp .
2. With blue cheese – at the stage of adding Parmesan, add a couple of pieces of blue cheese.
3. With mushrooms – after frying the ham, add the mushrooms and fry them for 15 minutes over medium heat without a lid.