This is not your store-bought carbonara, it's spaghetti carbonara, the way the Italians make it! All you need is a little time and a few fresh ingredients to have a mountain of deliciousness on your plate.
Cook the spaghetti in boiling water according to the instructions of the packet. Remove approx. 60 mL of the water (one soup ladle) from the pan and set aside. Drain the rest and keep the spaghetti warm.
Fry the bacon until just browned.
Place eggs, cooking water and parmesan in a bowl and whisk until well combined and pale. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Add the bacon to the egg mix, stirring as it is added, then pour the egg mix over the pasta and mix through. Serve and enjoy!
You don't have to use spaghetti - use your favourite type of unfilled pasta.Use freshly cracked pepper, if possible.