Fettuccine Cabonada
(Recipe for 4 servings)


  • 2 cups fettuccine (500 g.)
  • 2 egg yolks, whisked
  • 1/2 cup light cream (125 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (45 ml)
  • 3/4 cup bacon or pancetta, sliced and cut into squares (200 g.)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced (300 g.)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pasta water, reserved (250 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups Romano cheese, grated (375 ml)


  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook fettuccine for 10 to 12 minutes Reserve 1 cup pasta water for finishing sauce.
  • In a small bowl combine whisked egg yolks and light cream. Set aside until needed.
  • In a non-stick frying pan and at high heat cook bacon squares in extra virgin olive oil, drain fat and add sliced mushrooms and garlic and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring continuously to allow even cooking.
  • Combine cooked fettuccine and one cup of pasta water with the bacon/mushroom mixture. Gradually add egg/cream mixture tossing fettuccine over until all ingredients are well integrated.
  • Mix in 1 cup of grated Romano cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve while still hot sprinkling remaining ½ cup of grated Romano cheese as garnish.

Important: These are delicious plain, but may be dipped in ketchup, or home made mayo or guacamole

Enjoy the natural flavour!

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