Serves 4 10 mins Prep 25 mins Cooking

The Carbonara

  • 3 tsp Very Lazy Chopped Garlic
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 300g streaky smoked bacon
  • 150g grated parmesan
  • 500g spaghetti
  • Pinch of salt
  • A healthy grind of black pepper


Serves 4 10 mins Prep 25 mins Cooking

Cooking Steps

  • 1

    Add egg yolks to grated parmesan (keep a little to sprinkle on at the end) and a healthy grind of black pepper. Whisk everything together and set aside.

  • 2

    Chop the smoked bacon into little pieces, and add to a frying pan.

  • 3

    As the bacon browns, add spaghetti to a pan of boiling water with a big pinch of salt

  • 4

    Once the bacon is crisp, add the Very Lazy Chopped Garlic and cook together for a couple of minutes. If the garlic or bacon looks like it is sticking to the pan, add small spoons of the starchy pasta water.

  • 5

    When the pasta is 1 minute before being ready – take out 5 or 6 ladles of the pasta water and pour it into a bowl to use later.

  • 6

    Drain the pasta, and then pour it into the pan with the bacon and the garlic. Add a couple ladles of the pasta water, and cook everything together over a medium heat. Once the water has evaporated and the pasta is nice and silky, take it off the heat.

  • 7

    Allow to cool down for 1 minute, and then add the egg and parmesan mixture, and another ladle of the water and mix it all together. If it looks too thick, add a bit more water. You want it to be a silky smooth texture!

  • 8

    Serve with a sprinkling of the parmesan and top it off with more ground black pepper!

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