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Pasta Carbonara

Happy International Carbonara Day!

If you are looking for something quick and easy for dinner tonight, you are in luck.  Today is International Carbonara Day.  Carbonara is probably one of the easiest meals I've ever made.  As a matter of fact I made it for lunch today in honor of the holiday.

The garlic is an American addition to the dish.  In Italy the garlic is rarely, if ever used in this dish.

Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Time: Prep: 10 mins.  Cook: 10 mins  Total time: 15 mins


2 Eggs + 2 Egg yolks

1/3 Cup Pecorino Romano Cheese

2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped. (optional)

4 oz. Pancetta

1 lb. spaghetti

2 tablespoons Olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste


Put on 4 qts salted water on to boil for spaghetti.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, cheese, and pepper.

In a large skillet over medium heat add Olive oil, and pancetta.  Cook until pancetta starts to crisp on edges, 1 - 2 minutes.

Add garlic (optional) to pan of pancetta and cook until aromatic,…