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View Poll Results: How do you test your spaghetti?
Taste 18 85.71%
Timer 5 23.81%
Throw at wall or ceiling 1 4.76%
Other 3 14.29%
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Testing Spaghetti for doneness

I was thinking of different ways people test spaghetti to see if it is done to their liking. Some taste test it, some go by the timer, and possibly some throw a strand on the wall or ceiling.
As for me, I go by the timer and taste test it.

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Old 06-13-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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taste.......
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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Taste here as well, I never fully understood the throwing it at the wall thing, especially at my walls!
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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I time it, then taste it to see if it's done as I want it.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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I throw it at my husband. If it wraps around his face without falling, it's done.

Seriously, I time it, and then I lift it with a fork to see how pliable it is. Sometimes I bite into a piece (not really tasting it, so I didn't choose that option, but just feeling how done it is).

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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Tasting it/biting it to me is the same thing and that is what I do. I start checking after 6 minutes of cooking, as different brands tend to cook differently.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:33 PM   #7
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I taste it.

Throwing it at the wall is just silly. That does not show when it is done. I am convinced the person who came up with that idea was sitting around saying "I bet I can get millions of people to throw their food at their walls."
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
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or at their spouses... LOL.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:45 PM   #9
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I never do anything but set the timer. Hmmmm, maybe this should tell me something.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:27 PM   #10
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I will normally cut one on the side of the pot, then, I will eat it.
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