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Old 11-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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Cooking pasta sauce - cover on or off?

wow I'm having a brain cramp. If i'm cooking some pasta sauce and I don't want it to all disappear while it's simmering - do I keep the cover on or off? Why do I feel so dumb "lol"

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Old 11-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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Evaporation, leave it off, so you don't want to do that.

Leave the lid on. :-)

I leave it off for a little while just to thicken it up a bit tho.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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I cook mine 6-8 hrs. with the lid off..I use a very slow simmer so the sauce will thicken and coat the pasta well.

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Old 11-17-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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i cook it covered for a couple hours then take the lid off until its thick enough.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:37 PM   #5
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Yea, what Legs said!!!! That's what I meant to say, but rereading what I wrote, it's kinda confusing. :-) Thanks Legs :-)
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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I knew what you meant Gossie! Concur with Gossie and Legs.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:37 AM   #7
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lid off

Ive done some research and you should leave the lid off
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:51 AM   #8
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Thicker and more flavorful.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:26 AM   #9
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Better results with lid off, but a good splatter guard/screen protection should be used -- unless you don't mind wiping up all the splatter stains that inevitably result without it.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:36 PM   #10
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I cook mine 6-8 hrs. with the lid off..I use a very slow simmer so the sauce will thicken and coat the pasta well.

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That sounds like some good sauce, Kades.
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