Nothing better than a good carbonara and I think many places don't do it justice. This is the way to cook the MOST flavorsome carbonara, which is guaranteed to impress your friends (honestly, a guarantee. Leave me a comment below if it fails to impress):
Do your shopping and make sure you have: 3-4 rashers of bacon 300ml of cream at least spaghetti (about 250g) butter 1/2 cup white wine dried or fresh oregano salt pepper broccoli or chopped spring onions (optional) 1 egg fresh parmesan 2 cloves garlic
1/ put a pot of water on to cook the pasta and put the pasta in when it's boiled (about 250g is perfect for 2 people so if it's a 500g pack, split it in 2) 2/ chop up the bacon and put it in a hot frying pan to start sizzling it (no oil needed here) 3/ once it's starting to brown, add the white wine and stir all the bits from the base of the pan. cook this until it no longer smalls like booze (about 30 sec) 4/ add the cream, then add a pinch of salt, some pepper, crushed garlic, oregano, a tsp of butter and let it simmer for at least 5 min (stir and taste to make sure you haven't forgotten anything) 5/ if you are adding broccoli or spring onions, add them about 2 min before the pasta is ready 6/ when the pasta is cooked and strained, you can add it to the sauce and start mixing through. then add a handfull of parmesan and crack an egg. keep mixing to cook the egg and coat the pasta all over. 7/ serve with more parmesan
Tips: you can add some water to the sauce if it's starting to look too dry during step 4. Remember - the egg and cheese (step 6) will really dry up the sauce, so if it's on the soupy side, that's just fine! serve with garlic bread, and or salad.