Carbone means “coal” in Italian and Carbonara is translated as the “coal man’s wife.” Spaghetti all Carbonara refers to spaghetti as the coal man’s wife would have prepared it. Traditionally the recipe calls only for spaghetti, guanciale, egg and cheese, but we love to add more flavor with some hot pepper and crushed garlic.
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Note: If you have concerns over the raw egg, you can always return the pasta back to the hot pan and cook over heat while stirring for 2 minutes.
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