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Old 07-18-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Pasta with Butter

cook pasta to al dente stage or the way you like it.be sure to salt the water. While pasta is cooking get out a large skillet one that will hold all the pasta. Save some of the cooking water in case you need it later. now add the pasta to the skillet along with melted butter 1 stick, 1 cup of heavy cream, salt and pepper,1/2 cup of parm cheese reserving the rest of the 3/4 cup of cheese til after you've tossed the pasta the if needed add the reserved water and finish up with the last of the cheese..
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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I have always wondered what the purpose is of salting the water when cooking pasta. What would happen if you forgot the salt?
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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I have always wondered what the purpose is of salting the water when cooking pasta. What would happen if you forgot the salt?
It just helps the flavors. No salt at first you will need to go heavier on the seasonings later.
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It just helps the flavors. No salt at first you will need to go heavier on the seasonings later.
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Thanks. I always salt, but I also like to add more salt after the pasta is cooked.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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cook pasta to al dente stage or the way you like it.be sure to salt the water. While pasta is cooking get out a large skillet one that will hold all the pasta. Save some of the cooking water in case you need it later. now add the pasta to the skillet along with melted butter 1 stick, 1 cup of heavy cream, salt and pepper,1/2 cup of parm cheese reserving the rest of the 3/4 cup of cheese til after you've tossed the pasta the if needed add the reserved water and finish up with the last of the cheese..
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Ahhhhhhh, I love you kades! :-)

Pasta with butter, or "pasta al burro" as we call it here, is an all-time favorite of mine. I love it for its simplicity, despite of its bad reputation: many of us Italians consider pasta al burro just a "quick" solution, when you have no time or no desire to work on a "serious" recipe. And you never, never offer your guests a dish of pasta al burro, for that very reason.
And still I love it, because it is simple, it is fast, and I like the flavor of butter, parmigiano reggiano and my spaghetti!

Thanks again
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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Sounds yummy Ma. Thanks!

And Luca, I believe I WOULD serve this to guests
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Thanks. I always salt, but I also like to add more salt after the pasta is cooked.
Your pasta will have such a flat flavorless taste it will be almost inedible. YUK! Try a small experiment. Cook about an ounce of pasta without salt and one ounce with salt. You will get a loud and clear answer.
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Ahhhhhhh, I love you kades! :-)

Pasta with butter, or "pasta al burro" as we call it here, is an all-time favorite of mine. I love it for its simplicity, despite of its bad reputation: many of us Italians consider pasta al burro just a "quick" solution, when you have no time or no desire to work on a "serious" recipe. And you never, never offer your guests a dish of pasta al burro, for that very reason.
And still I love it, because it is simple, it is fast, and I like the flavor of butter, parmigiano reggiano and my spaghetti!

Thanks again
Luca, it's so good to hear from you. This pasta is my favorite and my families as well. Guests get the dressed up pasta but this one is saved for those I love .
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Sounds yummy Ma. Thanks!

And Luca, I believe I WOULD serve this to guests
Tis good Dawg Hope you give it a try.
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Your pasta will have such a flat flavorless taste it will be almost inedible. YUK! Try a small experiment. Cook about an ounce of pasta without salt and one ounce with salt. You will get a loud and clear answer.
Actually, I don't salt my pasta water. Pasta comes out tasting fine.
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Pasta with Butter cook pasta to al dente stage or the way you like it.be sure to salt the water. While pasta is cooking get out a large skillet one that will hold all the pasta. Save some of the cooking water in case you need it later. now add the pasta to the skillet along with melted butter 1 stick, 1 cup of heavy cream, salt and pepper,1/2 cup of parm cheese reserving the rest of the 3/4 cup of cheese til after you've tossed the pasta the if needed add the reserved water and finish up with the last of the cheese.. enjoy, kades 3 stars 1 reviews
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