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Spaghetti Carbonara from April 2013 Cook's Illustrated?

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Spaghetti Carbonara from April 2013 Cook's Illustrated?

kaleokahu | Apr 9, 2013 08:54 AM

Anyone tried making this?

I did, last night, and what a disappointment. I used premium ingredients and followed the instructions to the letter. Yet it turned out short of egg and pork flavor, and the mouthfeel was thin and insipid. I used the minimum volume of pasta water (1/2C), and the whole mess was too watery, even after tossing and resting. Certainly not a "velvety consistency", and not even what I think of as a carbonara.

Apparently, the main effort here was the elimination of one extra egg yolk and some bacon fat from Jamie Oliver's recipe. I feel like this recipe came from Cooking Light rather than Cook's Illustrated.

What are othes' experience with this prep?

Aloha,
Kaleo

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