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Old 10-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Spaghetti alla carbonara

A very beatiful video shows how to cook the original "spaghetti alla carbonara".
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Watch here let's cook - spaghetti alla carbonara on Vimeo


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Old 10-29-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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I love Spaghetti alla carbonara and haven't made it in a long time. Thanks for the reminder, and welcome to DC.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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I love Spaghetti alla carbonara and haven't made it in a long time. Thanks for the reminder, and welcome to DC.
I was just thinking the very same thing.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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I'm wondering why I never made this before since I L-O-V-E bacon. Looks simple enough! But I have a newbie question. Is the egg pretty much raw when you're eating it? Or do the hot noodles cook it? Not sure I'd want to give this to one of my little ones if the egg is raw... but I would eat it for sure.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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Pretty much raw. Not cooked enough to call it cooked.
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I disagree, Andy. Warm the serving bowl (put your colander in your serving bowl, and drain the boiling pasta water into it. Dump the pasta water out.) Have your eggs at room temperature, not cold from the fridge.

Mix your eggs and cheese in the warm bowl, immediately add the hot pasta, and the eggs will certainly be over 140 degrees.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:35 PM   #7
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I disagree, Andy. Warm the serving bowl (put your colander in your serving bowl, and drain the boiling pasta water into it. Dump the pasta water out.) Have your eggs at room temperature, not cold from the fridge.

Mix your eggs and cheese in the warm bowl, immediately add the hot pasta, and the eggs will certainly be over 140 degrees.
Those are great instructions, SG........thanks.
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I disagree, Andy. Warm the serving bowl (put your colander in your serving bowl, and drain the boiling pasta water into it. Dump the pasta water out.) Have your eggs at room temperature, not cold from the fridge.

Mix your eggs and cheese in the warm bowl, immediately add the hot pasta, and the eggs will certainly be over 140 degrees.
Great idea. Why didn't I think of that?
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:57 AM   #9
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I agree; my eggs are not raw ... my husband says he likes mine best because the way I do it, the eggs sort of cling to the spaghetti in a very soft-scrambled kind of way, coating it. The heat from the pasta does cook the eggs. But I agree with all of the hints; the eggs brought to room temp, etc. I also cook it in the hot pot I boiled the pasta in, all ingredients at least room temp. I've also made this successfully with egg-beaters. I think adding the parm (I actually like pecorino equally), very finely grated, to the eggs until they're quite thick might help them to stick to the pasta.

I also am not adverse to using other smoked meats rather than bacon, if that is what I have.

This is a favorite go-to dish when we have busy days. One of my favorites. Add a bag of mixed greens and some oil and vinegar, et voila! (sorry, don't know how to say that in Italian), a full meal for a couple on the run!
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Another tip for great carbonara is to come over to my house and pick up a dozen fresh from the chicken house eggs. Makes all the difference. :)
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