HOW TO COOK FRESH PASTA – A SIMPLE GUIDE
Investigate the art of making homemade pasta? You’re right, there are some key differences between preparing fresh and dried spaghetti. True, it’s a quicker option.
If you follow the simple instructions below, you won’t go wrong when cooking fresh pasta. You may find more guides on how to prepare, cook, and preserve fresh pasta here.
STEP 1 – BRING A LARGE PAN OF WATER TO THE BOIL – AND SALT IT
If the pan is big enough, the spaghetti strips will boil faster. If not, they will soon form a coalition. Season the water with a substantial amount of salt, unless you’re on a low-sodium diet. When combined with the pasta, the flavor becomes phenomenal.
STEP 2 – BOIL THE PASTA
After the water has come to a rolling boil and the salt has been dissolved, you may begin to add the pasta. It is unnecessary to use any form of oil. If you have a large enough pan, you probably won’t need to add oil to keep things from sticking.
Adding the spaghetti a little at a time is OK. A number of variables affect how long something cooks:
- How long it will take depends on how thick your pasta dough is.
- How dry the pasta dough is; longer cooking times are associated with drier dough.
- How long it takes depends on the size of the pan; cooking will be slowed down if the dish is cooked in a pan that’s too small.
- It’s intriguing to see egg pasta take longer than spaghetti without eggs due to the mixture used.
The time range is 30 seconds to 4 minutes, however 2 minutes is most typical for al-dente.
STEP 3 – SERVE THE PASTA
When you are happy that the pasta is cooked the way you like it (taste it to be sure) just strain the pasta through a sieve and serve. If you dish needs you to return the pasta to the pan to combine with the sauce, back it goes.
Note – you may choose to keep aside a cup of pasta water to mix with your spaghetti sauce in case it gets a little dry when adding to the pan.
That’s it. Now you know how to cook fresh pasta.