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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh sage leaves 4
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Prosciutto ham/Lean ham 4 Ounce, thinly sliced, or smoked (100 Gram)
  Streaky bacon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), derinded and thinly sliced
  Spaghetti 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Eggs 3 , beaten (Size 3)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Dry white wine/Vegetable stock 4 Tablespoon
  Fresh sage 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan with the sage and garlic for 1-2 mins.
Add the prosciutto ham, lean ham or smoked streaky bacon, then saute for about 10 mins, or until golden brown.
Discard the sage and garlic.
Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling water for about 10 mins, or until al dente - just cooked, but slightly firm.
In a bowl, mix together the eggs and Parmesan cheese, then season to taste.
Drain the spaghetti, then return to the saucepan and toss in the butter.
Add the spaghetti to the meat in the frying pan and cook for 1 min, stirring throughout.
Remove the pan from the heat, then add the egg mixture and enough wine or stock to give a smooth texture to the sauce.
Cover and leave to stand for 2-3 mins (the heat from the spaghetti will cook the eggs - they will take on a scrambled appearance).
Mix well and serve immediately, garnished with fresh sage.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2999 Calories from Fat 1359

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 154 g237.3%

Saturated Fat 70.6 g353.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1007 mg335.7%

Sodium 6438.6 mg268.3%

Total Carbohydrates 266 g88.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.7%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 149 g299%

Vitamin A 176.8% Vitamin C 66.5%

Calcium 114.4% Iron 102.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Recipe