Carbonara | Basics with Babish



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Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!


Carbonara has been the subject of some severe bastardization here in the states, where we regularly eschew Italian tradition in favor of garlic, bacon, and green peas for some reason. Today we’re doing both the aged-school and illegitimate versions of the hotly-contested dish, both of which deserve their put in your grandmother’s handwritten recipe cards.

Recipe: https://basicswithbabish.co/basicsepisodes/carbonara

See those chefs tear me apart here: https://youtu.be/bnZ_70XyVAk?t=239

Music: “A Beautiful Life” by Broke for Free
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+ Traditional Carbonara shopping list:
1/2 pound guanciale (can substitute with pancetta)
3 big eggs
1 egg yolk
4 ounces of cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano)
Ground black pepper
Spaghetti noodles

+ Modern Carbonara shopping list:
1/2 pound thick cut bacon
Parmesan or Romano cheese
3 big eggs
1 egg yolk
Ground black pepper
Garlic
1/3 cup starchy pasta water
Bucatini noodles

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