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This easy twist on the everyday Italian classic of Spaghetti Carbonara is served with a generous sprinkling of Grana Padano and a scattering of Prosciutto di San Daniele
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Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele

This easy twist on the everyday Italian classic of Spaghetti Carbonara is served with a generous sprinkling of Grana Padano and a scattering of Prosciutto di San Daniele
Servings: 2
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins

Ingredients

  • 150 g spaghetti
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 clove garlic - (peeled)
  • 50 g Grana Padano - (finely grated)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele - (cut into narrow ribbons)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta as per the packet instructions. 
  • Lightly crush the garlic clove with the side of a knife and gently fry in the butter
  • Crack the egg into a bowl and lightly whisk, stir in half the grated Grana Padano
  • Once cooked drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking liquid.  Return to the saucepan.
  • Discard the garlic from the butter, pour the, now flavoured butter, and egg and cheese mix over the pasta and mix well.  Add a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water, and stir to make a a thick creamy sauce that coats the pasta.
  • Season well with freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve immediately sprinkled with the Prosciutto di San Daniele and the rest of the cheese.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Spaghetti Carbonara