- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 20m
A classic Italian pasta dish. Simple and easy to make.
- 450g dried spaghetti
- 300g sliced pancetta or streaky bacon
- 4 large eggs
- 10 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, finely grated, plus extra to serve
- 100ml cream
- A splash of olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
Firstly cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes in boiling salted water to which a splash of olive oil has been added.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan and fry the pancetta (or bacon) without any extra oil until it’s crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.
Next, whisk the eggs, yolks and cream in a bowl and season generously with black pepper then whisk in the cheese.
When the pasta is cooked, drain it quickly in a colander, leaving a little of the moisture still clinging.
Now quickly return it to the saucepan and add the pancetta and any oil in the pan, along with the egg and cream mixture.
Stir very thoroughly, so that everything gets a good coating – what happens is that the liquid egg cooks brie y as it comes into contact with the hot pasta.
Serve the pasta in really hot bowls with some extra grated cheese.