To ask how you make spaghetti carbonara without scrambling the fucking eggs?

(32 Posts)
QueenOfTheAndals Mon 23-May-16 20:01:13

Every. Single. Time. I think it's going well and then wham - spaghetti with bacon and scrambled eggs! Anyone got a foolproof way of making it without scrambling?

Victoriaplum79 Mon 23-May-16 20:02:57

Do you use a whole egg or just the yolk? I use cream then gently stir in an egg yolk to thicken at the end

GreenMarkerPen Mon 23-May-16 20:03:38

mix the egg parmesan and cream.
fry lardons
cook pasta
switch off hob
drain pasta
add bacon
add egg mixture
stir & serve immediately

Stevie77 Mon 23-May-16 20:04:10

You must be adding it all to the pasta when it's too hot. Use Nigella's recipe from How to Eat, it's foolproof.

MakingJudySmile Mon 23-May-16 20:04:31

Add it off the heat - just use the heat of the food to cook the eggs (don't add cream to mine)

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Mon 23-May-16 20:04:41

I drain the pasta and use the remaining heat to cook the eggs (off the heat) while keeping it moving.
Seems to work.

Stevie77 Mon 23-May-16 20:04:44

Also, no cream!

TeenAndTween Mon 23-May-16 20:04:44

go to Prezzo grin

MaudGonneMad Mon 23-May-16 20:04:47

Set aside a ladle full or two of the pasta cooking water, and add this if it threatens to get scrambled eggsy. Makes for lovely silky sauce every time.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Mon 23-May-16 20:04:49

Your post made me laugh because same happens to me but lucky the 5yr old doesn't notice.

MaudGonneMad Mon 23-May-16 20:05:37

Never cream!

DustOffYourHighestHopes Mon 23-May-16 20:08:51

NO CREAM

Blasphemous. Shitty chain Italians use cream.

Pre-mix eggs, finely grated parmesan, parsley, white wine and black pepper. It should be a very wet mixture.

Drain pasta, take off heat, add the mixture and stir like crazy.

The good housekeeping recipe works every time.

InanimateCarbonRod Mon 23-May-16 20:11:12

It's supposed to scramble. Only fancy pants "Italian" restaurants make it a sauce. It's a pesants dish, made for miners.

GreenMarkerPen Mon 23-May-16 20:11:34

oi, my sicilian ex boyfriend always made it with cream. recipe from his mama.

I suspect that there are many many variations of egg/cheese/cream...

MaudGonneMad Mon 23-May-16 20:12:07

Also, toss the pasta in the bacon fat before adding any of the egg/Parmesan mixture wine is equally blasphemous. I use tongs for all tossing manoeuvres.

BarbarianMum Mon 23-May-16 20:13:49

<<It's supposed to scramble. Only fancy pants "Italian" restaurants make it a sauce. It's a pesants dish, made for miners.>>

^^This.

GreenMarkerPen Mon 23-May-16 20:14:52

close the lid for tossing, that egg stain on the ceiling cannot be overpainted

CaptainCrunch Mon 23-May-16 20:15:56

It's not parmesan, it's pecorino. Everyone thinks they're such an authority, make it however you like. Ny late mum was Italian and could literally make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

IndiansInTheLobby Mon 23-May-16 20:16:22

Take the pasta off the heat and just stir in the eggs for a few mins. The heat of the spaghetti cooks it. Also don't add cream to mine.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 23-May-16 20:21:57

3 egg yolks 1 full egg. Off the heat, and definitely not supposed to scramble.
Dp (Italian chef) uses carbonara as his test when he eats out. It gets very embarassing.

StarkyTheDirewolf Mon 23-May-16 20:26:19

Eggs? I use garlic cream cheese and double cream I should probably look up an actual recipe for carbonara

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 23-May-16 20:35:07

I think that's a bastardised Alfredo Starky. grin

mygorgeousmilo Mon 23-May-16 20:39:29

Make the egg mixture first and then add it off the heat, followed by furious mixing. Same as making custard in that sense, you want to add your eggs to indirect heat until incorporated.

andadietcoke Mon 23-May-16 20:43:07

I'm a late convert to home cooked spaghetti carbonara and really rate this recipe: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/apr/11/french-carbonara-travesty-italian-dish-outrage-recipe

No scrambling for me, and very easy.

MissElizaBennettsBookmark Mon 23-May-16 20:51:26

No cream

spoonful of the pasta water

Bob's your uncle...

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