This Roman classic has certainly conquered the world! However, it is often made with cream and other ingredients which bear no relation to the real recipe. It is said it was first made for the “carbonari” (charcoal workers) with a few nutritious ingredients of pork, eggs and cheese. Another theory is that the Americans made it a popular dish just after the Second World War. However it came about, this is the classic carbonara, which is very simple to prepare. Guanciale can be bought from good Italian delis, but if you can’t find it, you can substitute with pancetta.
4 x servings