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Ramp Carbonara

I'm rather confused with this recipe - 5 WHOLE eggs? Carbonara isn't made with egg whites because the protein in egg whites coagulate and you don't get a creamy carbonara. I would say one egg white would be tops. I'm curious to kow how did you do it in the test kitchen or if anyone can give me feedback?! Thank you.

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meganvt01 added almost 2 years ago

Every carbonara I have made has used whole eggs and this recipe does in fact use five whole eggs. I guess that is the problem with using a classic name like 'carbonara' in your recipe - everyone has their view on how it should be made and deviations from that perspective can be unwelcome. I hope you will try it and see if it works out for you.


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added almost 2 years ago

This recipe actually works beautifully -- yes, you get a few tiny little pieces of egg white here and there, but nothing major, and we actually think it added to the dish!

Maria Teresa Jorge added almost 2 years ago

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