In this instructable, I will teach you how to make a delicious pasta Carbonara for 2, the authentic way.
(note: due to missing camera, the pictures used are not made by me.)
Step 1: Step 1: Mise En Place
You will need:
- about 250 gr. of pasta.
- 2 eggs
- 150 gr pancetta (italian bacon)
- olive oil(it is important that it is a good olive oil, because it will affect the taste alot.)
- 2 shallots (this is not one of the original ingredients of pasta carbonara, but it makes it taste a bit fresher)
- some parsley(around 4 tsp)
- around 120 gr. pecorino and/or parmesan cheese
- ground pepper and salt
Step 2: Step 2: Eggs and Cheese
First seperate the eggs, you will only need the yolk.
Then mix the egg yolk with the cheese.
Step 3: Step 3 : Cooking
First fill up a large pan with water and a few drops of olive oil, and let it boil.
Then add the pasta and let it cook for about 8 minutes. then take one out to check if the pasta is done. (the best way is to bite it.)
If not, let it boil for another minute or 2, and check again.
In the meantime, cut the bacon and shallots into small bits and fry them in olive oil.
When the bacon is done, add the parsley to the frying pan and stir it for about 30 seconds.
Step 4: Step 4: Finish
When the pasta is done, drain the pasta and add around 1.5 tablespoon of olive oil and mix it through.
now add the shalots, bacon and parsley, again mix it.
Last, add the egg/cheese mix to the hot pasta, and yet again, mix it.
Serve directly after adding eggs and cheese.
Note: squeezing just a little bit of orange juice over the pasta will take the bitter edge off the cheese.