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Old 12-24-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Pasta drying problem

I made fettuccine. It cooked and tasted fine. The stuff that is hanging to dry is getting curly!

How do I prevent that another time?

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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Only let the past dry for ruffly an hour is the most dry spot you can think of in your house. You wanna make sure that the pasta is as dry as refrigerated pasta not hard as a rock. a decent coating of flower will help. also running a fan will help the process as long as that air is not touching humidity. Afterwards put it in the fridge for 12 hours, or eat in 3 days max. To pro-long the pasta you can have it in the freezer for up to 3 months properly packaged.
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I think it looks gorgeous, and the 'curliness' will not affect the cooked fettucine.
When is dinner?
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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Also, I love pasta and cooking with it, love the taste of fresh pasta, just hate the labor to make it lol...
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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you can also dry the pasta on kitchen paper
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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Some folks dry fettuccine in nests to save space.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:52 AM   #7
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I've been making my own pasta for decades and there's nothing wrong with your pasta. Curling is a natural characteristic. It comes from the moisture drying from the almost imperceptibly irregularly-shaped noodles. Commercial pasta is made under very controlled conditions and is more uniform in thickness, etc. Homemade/handmade pasta is naturally irregular.

Keep on doing what you've been doing and enjoy every yummy bite.
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I think it looks gorgeous, and the 'curliness' will not affect the cooked fettucine.
When is dinner?
Thank you. Dinner was last night

Dinner on Thursday Dec 23 - what's yours?

I want some waiting for me when I don't have the energy to make it.
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you can also dry the pasta on kitchen paper
Now there's a thought. Do you think parchment paper or waxed paper would be better?
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Now there's a thought. Do you think parchment paper or waxed paper would be better?
Parchment, I think the waxed paper would hold too much of the moisture.
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