Discover the top 5 rules you MUST follow when making pasta carbonara! Also, get the recipe below for authentic carbonara by Vincenzo from Vincenzo’s Plate!
1. Do not use bacon
For authentic carbonara, it is vital to use guanciale, not bacon!
2. Don’t scramble the eggs
When adding the eggs to the pasta, it is important to shut off the heat. If you leave the heat on, you will be left with scrambled eggs and pasta.
3. Keep it simple
Don’t go adding whatever spices your heart desires or you WILL ruin the dish. All you need is black pepper!
4. Save some pasta water!
You better think twice before dumping all the starchy pasta water! The leftover pasta water helps to create creamy carbonara!
5. No farfalle, parpadelle. etc.
The key to excellent spaghetti carbonara is to use spaghetti and cook it al dente! Like Vincenzo from Vincenzo’s Plate says, “The carbonara likes spaghetti!”