Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a famous Italian food which is famous in many countries. I choose to write about this food because it is well known and it is also a tasty and simple choice for everyone. I first ate this food when I was six years old in a restaurant and I continue to eat it.

This Italian dish is from Rome and it is usually made with eggs, cheese and bacon. Spaghetti is the usual accompanying pasta, however, rigatoni, linguine and a lot of other can also be used. The dish was created in the middle of the 20th century and it continues be a usual choice for many people.

Now I will describe how to make this food. The recipe is very simple and everybody can make it. The following recipe is from a site called Allrecipes:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook one more minute.
  3. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  4. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table.
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