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Pasta

Postby flying finn » June 6th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Perhaps someone here might know, but when I make pasta it always seems to froth over. Why? How can I stop it? It's annoying.
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Re: Pasta

Postby GregB » June 6th, 2011, 8:26 pm

We used to pour some olive oil into the water (literally oil on troubled water) until I read that it affects the texture of the pasta. Otherwise, stirring with a long wooden spoon and keeping the heat below boiling point are the only other methods I know.
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Re: Pasta

Postby Lyn » June 9th, 2011, 1:40 pm

I agree with Geg. Don't let it get so hot that it bubbles hard,it's not difficult. i add a bit of olive oilsometimes, if I remember. I didn't realise it altered the texture so drastrically.
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Re: Pasta

Postby brenda » June 20th, 2011, 5:46 am

Hi ff

It is best to cook pasta in a pan large enough to allow for some frothing because you don`t want to have to turn it down too much. Put it in when it is boiling at full heat, then turn it down so that the water is still moving.
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Re: Pasta

Postby Serenjen » June 23rd, 2011, 9:12 pm

1. Get in a ready meal and just wait for the ping, or
2. As already suggested, huge massive pot.
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Re: Pasta

Postby Lyn » June 23rd, 2011, 9:38 pm

Serenjen wrote:1. Get in a ready meal and just wait for the ping, or
2. As already suggested, huge massive pot.


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Re: Pasta

Postby Serenjen » June 23rd, 2011, 9:44 pm

Oooo I had chinese takeaway :twisted:
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Re: Pasta

Postby Palaeologus » June 23rd, 2011, 10:11 pm

I had pierce lid and ping. What is the point of marrying a French bird if you have to pierce lid and ping?

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Re: Pasta

Postby Robinson » August 17th, 2011, 1:10 am

Well i like olive oil idea. I think this will be good for your pasta because i also heard about it. Anyway thanks Greg for this wonderful idea. Keep posting.
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Re: Pasta

Postby Quino » August 18th, 2011, 6:14 am

Well it is good and the more better is to concentrate on making pasta more delicious and there are many ideas and i liked the way you told here.
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