Carbonara is actually Italian bacon. We (my family) have always used capicola for that extra kick!
1 lb. fettucine, cooked and strained
6 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
3/4 lb. of capicola, hot, sliced thin
1 tsp. black pepper
1. Start water for boiling noodles.
2. Fill the serving dish with hot water to get it nice and warm. A warm dish will aid in cooking the eggs when you add egg mixture and noodles to the serving dish.
3. Dice the capicola. Put into bowl and microwave for 2 minutes at a time and stir in between. I used to fry it on the stove and found that the microwave was much easier and faster, with no messy clean up! It usually takes about 8-10 minutes total, you want the ends to start to curl and look as if you fried it.
4. Prepare egg mixture. Add milk, eggs, cheese and pepper to mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
5. At some point, it will be time to add your fettucine to the boiling water...
6. Once noodles are done, add noodles, egg mixture and capicola to 'emptied' serving dish.
7. Mix, let stand for 5' and serve.