Spaghetti carbonara is one of the most well known, yet often poorly executed, Italian dishes outside of Italy. Too often the pasta is doused in ladles of rich double cream and passed off as carbonara, when actually all that is required is eggs and Parmesan to make a lovely creamy sauce. Add some black pepper and pancetta and you have a super tasty yet easy supper.
The key here is to make sure the egg mixture is added off the heat to prevent it from curdling, and to serve it straight away. Simple, delicious and comforting, carbonara is always a winner.