Do you like Italian food, but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen? Tired of buying more expensive pasta sauces that never seem to taste the same? Are you low on cash and looking for an inexpensive way to make pasta?
It turns out that making pasta is a breeze. With a few ingredients and a few minutes, you can prepare pasta, no matter which type of pasta you like.
Are you a pasta buff? Do you know the history of this favorite dish? Italians make pasta with practically everything they eat, including their favorite pasta sauces like tomato based sauces or Bolognese sauce.
Pasta is a staple of most Italian kitchens. It’s cheap, versatile, and always ready when you are! But the secret to making the perfect pasta is to start the cooking process well in advance. While the exact time depends on how your pasta package calls for it to be made, it’s generally best to start the cooking process at least 45 minutes before you’re ready to serve. When you combine that with the rolling and shaping, your pasta will be ready in about 45 minutes.
A delicious pasta meal starts with perfectly cooked pasta. Pasta is an easy way to make the foundation of a delicious meal. In this article I’ll show you how to make a perfect pasta every time. Here’s what it takes to make a great meal with pasta.
Start by making sure that your pasta water is boiling and covered. While boiling, check that you have enough pasta. You’ll need at least 1/2 pound of pasta per person. Once you’ve confirmed you have enough pasta, drain the water, reserving about 1/4 cup. Mix it in a large bowl and pour it back in. This will keep it warm while you make the pasta.
Knead some flour into the pasta. Add salt, garlic, and freshly ground pepper. Then add an egg, 1/2 cup oil, and 2 cups water. Add more water 1/4 cup at a time until you get a shaggy dough.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes. Flour your counter and roll it out into a 1/8 inch thick sheet. Cut it into 1 inch strips. Thread each one onto a wooden or metal pasta maker. Lay the pasta on the pasta maker, and run it through until it forms noodles. If you get any thin noodles, roll them by hand until they thicken.
Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Cook the pasta for about 5 minutes. Strain it and toss with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.