How to cook Spaghetti

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How to cook Spaghetti

Post by Mary Jane Magdale » 24 May 2018, 18:31

Cooking pasta is really simple, but like a lot of simple cooking, timing is crucial. Most dried pasta cooks in about 10 mins – a few minutes less and it will be chalky and tough, a few minutes more and you’ll end up with a slimy mush. The trick is to test it and stop cooking when it’s perfectly ‘al dente’ – which translates from Italian as ‘to the tooth’ but simply means you should need to use your teeth to chew it. :D

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Post by Sinmisola » 25 May 2018, 08:19

😀True

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Post by thaservices1 » 28 May 2018, 17:36

I'm a sucker for the 'throw it against the wall and see if it sticks' test, but I like mine just a touch past al dente.
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Post by TemiOlaiya » 28 May 2018, 17:52

It is better to actually cook it for 10minutes

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Post by Astridrose » 11 Jun 2018, 02:10

I normally follow the time stated in the instruction of the spaghetti wrapper and at the same time I also taste if its already al dente. Then I prepare the sauce from scratch.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 28 Jun 2018, 16:11

Astridrose wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 02:10
I normally follow the time stated in the instruction of the spaghetti wrapper and at the same time I also taste if its already al dente. Then I prepare the sauce from scratch.
This, right here! Instructions are key. Then, homemade sauce.
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Post by Lil Reads » 28 Jun 2018, 19:00

:eusa-think: I don't remember ever cooking pasta for more than six or seven minutes. Is that for fresh pasta or certain shapes?
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Post by Bukari » Yesterday, 14:45

It is very easy to prepare. As far as your water is boiling, just pour the spaghetti into the water. And in about ten minutes, it will be ready to eat.
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