Pasta Recipe 3 – Spaghetti alla carbonara, with a soft boiled egg on top


No.72

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a popular dish, some people mix heavy cream and egg 
before mixing with pasta but my way of cooking Spaghetti alla carbonara is to put 
a soft boiled egg on top after you mix pasta and heavy cream. My readers in Italy 
may think it is not correct, but well, well, it tastes good! ^^ It is also better not 

to put salt and pepper in heavy cream mix I think. Dairy products are very good at 
taking away flavors of spices and seasonings when it is cold. You can put salt and 
pepper right before you eat Spaghetti alla carbonara.



Serves 2

Spaghetti       200g
Bacon               40g
Egg                     2  (at room temperature) 
Heavy cream     120cc 
Butter                 10g 
Parmesan cheese   as much as you like

Salt, pepper, finely chopped parsley 


1.  Bring a large pan of salted water to boil to cook spaghetti. 
2.  While you are waiting for the water to boil, heat a frypan over 
     medium heat and fry bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon and
     drain on a kitchen paper. 
3.  Cook spaghetti.  
4.  Heat a small pan of water and bring to boil.  Put the eggs in and
     cook 6 minutes and 20 seconds. (See the timing of when to start 
     cooking eggs so that pasta and eggs are done at about the same time) 
5.  When the pasta is done, drain and rub butter in and pour heavy cream. Mix. 
     Add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. 
6.  Divide into 2 and plate. Garnish with bacon and parsley. 
7.  Place 1 soft boiled egg on top.  Bon Appetit!










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One thought on “Pasta Recipe 3 – Spaghetti alla carbonara, with a soft boiled egg on top

  1. Well, dear Rie, I think it is a good interpretation of carbonara! This pasta speciality is one of my favourite dishes, but I like experimenting, too, so I give you my compliments even if you don't follow the original recipe! 😉

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