I’m not quite sure how it happened but Miso accidentally challenged an Italian he could cook a better Carbonara than them. What I failed to mention was I’d not actually cooked a Carbonara in years but felt pretty confident I could take them on at their own game 🙂 … I didn’t know he’d turn up at my house with a film crew and put it on youtube though! With around 5 Italians in the room there was only 1 argument about proper Carbonara procedure which is pretty good going. I’ve been informed there should have been 5 arguments.
As with most Italian dishes, the choice of a small number of high quality ingredients and method is going to ensure success. After some in-depth research, my recipe consists of the following:
The main challenge of the dish is to get the cheese to combine with the eggs and reserve pasta water to form a sauce. Temperature control also plays a massive part, too cold and the eggs will be raw, too warm and you’ll be eating pasta with scrambled egg. I managed to nail it. Miso mama would have been proud of me!