Homemade Spaghetti

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Step 8: Dry and Cook the Pasta

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I like to hang the pasta up to dry for a little while, but if you are cooking the pasta immediately it isn't necessary. Take some chopsticks or skewers and wedge them under a couple of plates and just throw your pasta over. Let the pasta dry for an hour or so and then freeze it or cook it.

It only takes a couple of minutes to cook fresh pasta so watch the pot closely.

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I would like to make this and preserve it in bags or even canning jars. How would I do this?

gregr (author)  leslie.holcomb.35 months ago
I normally just freeze the pasta. No need to defrost, just drop in boiling water like normal.

I would think that it would mold if you were doing some kind of preservation other than freezing. This kind of pasta is typically made daily.
very good article. I use the manual method when making pasta shaped like fettucine or rustica,. When making spaghetti or linguini i use the machine. I also go ahead and cook the pasta as soon as it is ready without any drying time. Tastes ten times better than the packages stuff.