Watch: How to make spaghetti carbonara with Parmigiano Reggiano

There are some recipes that everyone should learn to make before the age of 30 – and in our humble opinion, a good carbonara is one of them.

Chef Clayton Bell of Locanda at Villa 47 shared his recipe for the classic with us. Here’s how to do it:

Here’s that recipe again:

Eggs (use about 1.5 per person)
Cream (about 1/4 cup per person)
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Cooked spaghetti
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Add Parmigiano Reggiano to eggs and cream. In a separate pan, sweat pancetta in olive oil. Add spaghetti. Add the cheese, egg and cream mixture and stir. Season with salt and pepper.

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