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Carbonara (Modern wth Garlic)

Modern Carbonara

Source: The second half, modern, from


  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (about a third of an 8oz wedge (i.e., 2⅔oz ungrated cheese) becomes a cup when grated).
  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese (so get 1+1/3oz ungrated cheese).
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk (for a total of 4 egg yolks and 3 egg whites)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ pound guanciale (or pancetta (or thick cut bacon))
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 × 12oz pack bucatini noodles


  1. Grate cheeses.
  2. Put eggs and yolk in a separate bowl.
  3. Lightly stir pepper into egg mixture.
  4. Mix egg mixture into cheese.
  5. Cut bacon into ½ inch chunks.
  6. Place bacon on cold frying pan and fry until lightly crip.
  7. Strain grease out of bacon into separate bowl and save.
  8. Return bacon to frying pan and measure 2 tbsp from the bowl back into it. You may discard the remaining bacon grease (recommended to leave in bowl until it hardens and then wipe out using a paper towel and throw in garbage to avoid clobbing your drain pipes).
  9. Mix minced garlic into bacon.
  10. Fry the bacon/grease/garlic mixture for a minute (until fragrant).
  11. Follow directions on noodles to cook them.
  12. Dump noodles into bacon and stir togeter.
  13. Dump the egg+cheese sauce into the noodles and bacon and stir constantly until combined. Note: stir immediately—otherwise, the egg may cook prematurely. To ensure success, transfer to a large mixing bowl if necessary first.
  14. Serve with garnish of additional grated cheese and pepper.
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