Spaghetti Carbonara with Rosemary

I bought a bunch of fresh free range eggs and decided to make carbonara. The recipe I told you about yesterday has been postponed until tomorrow. I am taking advantage of our wonderful cold weather to make some last winter dishes. tomorrow is going to be the coldest day we have had in ages so it is a good day for cold weather cooking.

For the carbonara dice 1/2 pound of pancetta.

Dice it into small cubes.

Slice a large onion into thin slices.

I like to add some bacon too. Fry about 8 pieces of bacon.

Fry the pancetta until crisp.

Remove the pancetta and set aside.

Dice about 3 T. of fresh rosemary.

Saute' the onion in the leftover bacon/pancetta grease.

Add the rosemary and some salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Remove this from the heat and stir in the meat.

Crack 8 egg yolks into a bowl. Measure 1 cup Romano cheese and 1 cup Parmesan. Boil 1 1/2 pounds of spaghetti until al dente. Drain and reserve 2 cups of the pasta water. Slowly whisk the pasta water into the eggs to temper them. Whisk in the cheeses until you have a smooth sauce. Toss the pasta with the spaghetti.

The rosemary is a nice addition to carbonara.


Anonymous said…
I have never made this but through your post today I feel I might just be able to pull this off.I love this dish but have never ever made it, I always envisioned scrambled eggs with pasta if I tried doing! Have a wonderful day today, I hope its warmer where you are its darn cold here today.
SharleneT said…
Yah, we're dropping down to 60 tomorrow, so this is a great way to say goodbye to the winter! Good idea!
Nellie said…
Pancetta AND bacon! How can this NOT be delicious?!?! How tasty it must be!
I haven't made this in ages and it's one of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe and the reminder.
Pricilla said…
The rosemary surprises me but I can see how it would be good. If there is one thing I have right now it is eggs. Lots and lots of eggs
Guillaume said…
I can enjoy carbonara, but only with bacon, not ham.
LindaG said…
What a tasty sounding recipe. Thank you!
Ina in Alaska said…
Pasta of all kinds is in my DNA, as I am of Italian heritage. The rosemary would add a very nice touch! Looks very very delicious. You are welcome to come up here in the Winter and cook for us any time!!

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Just so you know... This RECIPE has MY name on it. Of course, I'll give you credit at some point. LOL Thanks for sharing.