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Reposting - how to dry pasta noodles in a "nest" without sticking

If it's only a storage issue, you can lay the fettucini out straight, hang it in a pasta rack or nest. I do it all the time with everything from angel hair to tagliatelli. If he's making the pasta old school Italian style, he can't go wrong. Semolina flour is best but can use others. Throw a pound or more flour depending how much you want to make on a clean surface (cutting boards are too small) into a pile, take your hand and make a hole in the center of the flour about 4 inches in diameter. Crack your eggs in the hole (egg yolks or whole eggs per your preference),then with a fork go around the inside of the flour hole and in a circular motion incorporate the eggs slowly until the dough is the right consistency. There is always some flour left over for dusting the table to roll the pasta out and for kneading if it's too moist.

Apr 07, 2011
johnchase in Home Cooking

Reposting - how to dry pasta noodles in a "nest" without sticking

There is a pasta nest maker. You take your cooked pasta and place in a "wire cross hatch" small bowl that has a long handle and another same type bowl and handle on a hinge. Then you close the top part and clip handles together. Fry til golden brown, remove and place on paper towels to absorb fryer fat. Nest is done and fill with whatever you like.

Apr 07, 2011
johnchase in Home Cooking