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Spaghetti Carbonara

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A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006
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  • xlina2013
    5 OCT, 2017
    You don't put half and half in carbonara and you don't use parmigiano cheese but pecorino romano cheese.
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  • Tjensenmarkle
    23 JUN, 2017
    what about cooking those eggs? Are they safe to eat uncooked?
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  • MS10394258
    7 APR, 2016
    You don't need the half and half. Traditionally you don't use it. The creamy texture is from the eggs only. Yummy stuff.
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  • kvnsgrl
    3 MAR, 2015
    This was just perfect.
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  • ChantellyVous
    20 JAN, 2014
    Just made this recipe for the first time and it's an absolute hit with my husband and I. I went a little heavy on the pepper and light on the salt and it balanced out flavor perfectly. I tweaked it a bit also and went with turkon (turkey bacon) instead of pork. That gave it a bolder flavor without the grease.
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  • His private chef
    1 NOV, 2013
    I've seen Martha make this and it looks absolutely Delish! I've yet to try it but, being that I'm a huge pasta fan and my husband of course is a huge bacon fan,I will be making this soon! Just wanted to add,if you're not aware,adding the water to the eggs before adding them to the pasta,should be in a small amount just to "temper" the eggs.I see this a lot in recipes and it's never explained for those who don't know....
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  • nancycooley1
    1 NOV, 2013
    I've been making this recipe for about 40 years and I've never seen it made this way anywhere else. The only difference is that I use garlic in mine. I got the recipe from out of the Food Stamp Gourmet cookbook in the 1960's. You put the garlic in the pan with bacon and bacon grease as a last step before you pour it into the pasta and eggs. Cholesterol nightmare indeed, but so tasty!!
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  • foodlovers_712
    22 JUN, 2013
    is there any substitute for half-and-half that can be easily get in any supermarket? what about nestle cream, can i use it instead of half-and-half?
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  • coqueiphone
    1 JUN, 2013
    merci du partage coque iphone coque ipad etui ipad
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  • Caroline Siniscalchi
    11 FEB, 2013
    PERFECTLY SIMPLE...MY HUSBAND TRIED MAKING THIS WITH A DIFFERENT RECIPE LAST NIGHT...IT WAS A DISASTER BUT IM GOING TO TRY THIS ONE TONIGHT tHANK YOU
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