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Sam's Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

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“This is a dish my husband's bachelor uncle used to make often when he had company. It's pretty easy to do, and the meat mixture is to die for! I usually end up making more of that than this recipe requires just so my husband doesn't hog it all.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pancetta into cubes.
  2. Drop spaghetti into 4-5 quarts of salted, boiling water and cook until al dente.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Put oil, butter, and garlic into a small sauté pan.
  5. Cook until garlic is a deep golden color. Remove garlic and discard.
  6. Add meat to pan and fry at medium high until the ham is slightly crisp at the edges.
  7. Add wine to meat and cook until completely boiled away, then turn off the heat.
  8. In large bowl, break open eggs and beat slightly.
  9. Add cheeses, pepper and parsley and mix well.
  10. Add spaghetti to the egg mixture and toss until well coated.
  11. Add meat mixture, toss and serve.

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