• 100g pancetta
• 50g pecorino cheese
• 50g parmesan
• 3 large eggs yolks
• 350g spaghetti
• 50g unsalted butter
• Sea salt
• Freshly ground black pepper


• Put a large saucepan of water on to boil.
• Finely chop the pancetta, finely grate the pecorino cheese and parmesan and mix them together.
• While the spaghetti is cooking, fry the pancetta. Drop unsalted butter into your Whatever Pan and, as soon as the butter has melted, tip in the pancetta.
• Leave to cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the pancetta is golden and crisp.
• Keep the heat under the pancetta on low. When the pasta is ready, put it in the Whatever Pan with the pancetta. Don’t worry if a little water drops in the pan as well (you want this to happen) and don’t throw the pasta water away yet.
• Beat the 3 large egg yolks in a medium bowl and add the parmesan and pecorino cheese (keeping a small handful back for sprinkling over later).
• Take the pan of spaghetti and pancetta off the heat. Now quickly pour in the eggs and cheese. Using the tongs or a long fork, lift up the spaghetti so it mixes easily with the egg mixture, which thickens but doesn’t scramble, and everything is coated.
• Add extra pasta cooking water to keep it saucy (several tablespoons should do it). You don’t want it wet, just moist.
• Season with pepper and enjoy!

Jean Patrique tools used

• The Whatever Pan

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