pan fry the pancetta
Chop the pancetta on small cubes. Set a medium frying pan over high heat. Add the olive oil, pancetta and pepper. Fry for a minute or until the pancetta is nice, golden brown. Remove from the heat.
Cook the spaghetti
Cook the spaghetti in a medium pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the spaghetti, but reserve 100g of the cooking water.TipYou can also use whole wheat, wheat, spelt or any other spaghetti you like.
Prepare pasta carbonara
Put the eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork. Pour half of the reserved water (50g) into the pan with pancetta. It's important that the pan is removed from the stove. Add the shredded parmesan cheese and stir well. Put the spaghetti in the frying pan with the pancetta. Place over very low heat, stir well, add the rest of the reserved water (50g) and the eggs. Cook for about 5 minutes on a very very low heat, stirring constantly. Be careful not to get scrambled egg. Remove from the heat when the sauce is silky, glossy and thickened.
Divide the pasta between two plates, serve with some extra shredded parmesan. Enjoy.