Tagliatelle Carbonara

I found this recipe in the French language Metro newspaper.

  • 4 or 5 bunches of tagliatelle (we used 7)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup 15% cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions.
  2. Beat together the egg yolks, cream, Parmesan cheese and pepper (we added the chives here too instead of using it as the recommended garnish at the end).
  3. In a small pan, brown the shallots.
  4. Cook the prosciutto in a microwave for 1 minute.
  5. After the pasta has been drained, return to pot and mix in the egg mixture, stirring to cook the egg. Add the shallots and prosciutto and serve.


Verdict: This was a delicious pasta dish, even if I felt like we didn’t get that much sauce. It was my first attempt at cooking tagliatelle and while they turned out okay I don’t think they left me with the normal amount of leftovers I would normally like to have with a pasta dish.


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