Linguine carbonara Recipe

A creamy carbonara sauce made with Parmesan cheese and crispy pancetta, but no cream.

  • Preparation
    10mins
  • Cooking time
    15mins
  • Rest time
    5mins
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(10 votes) 4.5/5
Ingredients
Pour people
  • Linguini : 300 g
  • Olive oil : 20 ml
  • Pancetta : 100 g
  • Unsalted butter : 30 g
  • Parmesan : 50 g
  • Gruyere : 50 g
  • Whole egg(s) : 3 whole
  • Flat leaf parsley : 0.25 bunch
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn
Method
  • 1. FOR THE PASTA:

    Blanch the pasta in boiling salted water until tender and then drain, reserving about 20ml of the water (this will help to bind the sauce later on). Toss through with a splash of olive oil but do not refresh.

  • 2. FOR THE SAUCE:

    Grate the parmesan. In a bowl, whisk both cheeses together with the eggs. Then season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Cut the pancetta into lardons and fry in a pan with the butter until crispy. Using a piece of kitchen paper wipe away any unwanted fat from the pan then add the pasta along with the pasta stock to the lardons. Remove from the heat and pour the egg and cheese mix into the pasta, using tongs to mix around until evenly distributed. Finish with chopped parsley.

    Twist into a bowl using tongs.

Chef's tip

«You can also use fettuccini or spaghetti for this dish. Any small pasta as opposed to a more robust one would be perfect for this dish. »

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