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The Weeknight Carbonara

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La Jefa at the SideChef Kitchen Studio. Culinary Producer by day, striving to attain a “balanced” lifestyle by night. Favourite Foods: Cheese, Pesto, Dark Chocolate and Steak.
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This Weeknight Carbonara recipe is great if you have some extra eggs laying around since you technically need 7 of them. Eggs, pork fat, and parmesan cheese make up the base of this rich and silky pasta.
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Whitney Lofts at SideChef
La Jefa at the SideChef Kitchen Studio. Culinary Producer by day, striving to attain a “balanced” lifestyle by night. Favourite Foods: Cheese, Pesto, Dark Chocolate and Steak.
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
1 pckg
(12 oz)
Bucatini Pasta
or Spaghetti or Long Pasta of Choice
8 oz
Guanciale
or Bacon or Pancetta
5
yolks only
2
Large  Eggs
whole
1 1/4 cups
Parmesan Cheese , divided
to taste
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
924
FAT
56.2 g
PROTEIN
33.6 g
CARBS
66.8 g

Author's Notes

Don't toss those egg whites! Leftover egg whites should be put in airtight containers and stored in the refrigerator immediately. They will last for 2 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer and can be used in meringues, egg white omelettes, face masks, candied nuts, and even granola!

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Grate the Parmesan Cheese (1 1/4 cups) . Set aside a little for garnish at the end.
Step 2
Separate 5 Eggs (5) Yolks into a medium bowl with 2 Whole Eggs (2) .
Step 3
Whisk eggs together with ½ Cup Parmesan, Salt (to taste) , and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) until creamy.
Step 4
In a large pot over medium-high heat, boil water. Once boiling, heavily salt the water and then cook Bucatini Pasta (1 pckg) following package instructions.
Step 5
Render Guanciale (8 oz) by cooking on a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, about 8 minutes.
Step 6
Keep 2 Tbsp of rendered fat in the skillet and transfer guanciale to a dry plate.
Step 7
Once cooked, set aside 1 cup of pasta water then drain the pasta.
Step 8
Slowly whisk the pasta water into the egg mixture until the sauce loosens.
Step 9
In the same skillet combine the pasta and rendered fat over low heat. Add in the guanciale, then pour the egg mixture into the pan and keep the heat on low. Lightly toss the pasta.
Step 10
Season with Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , garnish with Parmesan, and serve hot!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
924
% Daily Value*
Fat
56.2 g
72%
Saturated Fat
21.2 g
106%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
389.3 mg
130%
Carbohydrates
66.8 g
24%
Fiber
3.1 g
11%
Sugars
4.9 g
--
Protein
33.6 g
67%
Sodium
469.0 mg
20%
Vitamin D
1.9 µg
10%
Calcium
416.6 mg
32%
Iron
4.7 mg
26%
Potassium
228.3 mg
5%
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