Our Spaghetti

Introduction: Our Spaghetti

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Since I am doing updates of older instructables. (I.e. https://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-maker-pasta/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/Our-pizza/ ). I thought I would do one about spaghetti, I love spaghetti. I will refer to these old instructables.  That is because there are a lot of similar techniques used. 

Added to the plate was  a simple salad with a dressing of apple vinegar, a bit of mustard, and oil to make an emulsion. Also added to the plate was some homemade bread. Use whatever you prefer.The glass contains some homemade wine, but you can use whatever beverage you prefer.
Bread instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Italitex-Bread/
Will do a wine instructable one of these days.


See also: https://www.instructables.com/id/Our-food-instructables/

Step 1: Ingredients:


3 cups all-purpose Flour (semolina is hard to get where I am).
4 fresh large to extra large eggs at room temperature. (cold eggs are harder to work with.)
2 tsp oil
1 tbl water
1 tsp salt
1 can peas

Sauce, cheese,  and meat (see https://www.instructables.com/id/Our-pizza/)

Optional: Parmesan Cheese

Large bowl.
Heavy spoon
Measuring cup.
Pasta spoon.
Large pot for boiling spaghetti.
Colander for draining water.
Pan to reheat meat, cheese and sauce.
Pasta machine or you can use the rustic method in https://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-maker-pasta/

Step 2: Pasta Dough 1:

You may not use all the dough, but it can be frozen for later use. I usually just use one third of it for a meal.

Take all the ingredients for the spaghetti and put them in the mixing bowl.
Then crack the eggs into that mixture. (throw away shells)
Take you spoon and gently crack the yolks if needed.
Gently start to stir the mixture so flour does not go flying.
As  the mixture starts to meld, you can mix more firmly till everything is completely incorporated.

Put the bowl in the fridge to let it rest for say 30 minutes or so.

Step 3: Pasta Dough 2:

If you do not want to deal with a pasta machine, see https://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-maker-pasta/ for making noodles with just a knife and rolling pin. Also see: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pasta-making-table/

Take the dough and split into parts that will go into the pasta machine.
Set the pasta machine to the lowest or widest setting.
Make sure each dough part is not sticky. you may have to pat it with flour until they are not.
Feed a part of the dough in the machine and crank it till that part goes all the way through.
If it binds then the part is too big.
Go up a notch on the setting of the pasta machine and re-feed the dough part till the dough is the thickness of spaghetti. Re-flour if necessary if dough becomes sticky.
Let the dough lengths rest for a bit.

Start water to boiling.

Hint: At this point you could use the spread out dough for lasagna.
Anyway, now feed the spread out dough into the spaghetti cutter and the strands will come out. Hopefully you have a large enough pot to hold all the noodles.
Set aside in a pile till the water is boiling. Adding oil and or salt to the water is up to you. I do add salt.
Put the pasta strands in the boiling water but do not over crowd them. In fact spread them out a bit if you can with a spaghetti spoon.
In about two minutes or so the spaghetti should be cooked. It will rise to the top.
Reserve a bit of the water for the sauce. with coffee cup. Be careful as the water is hot!!!!
Put the colander in the sink.
with towels to hold the pot, pour the water and spaghetti into the colander to drain the water and catch the spaghetti into the colander. Be careful again as the water is still scorching hot.

Let sit for a minute to prep the sauce, cheese, and meat.

Step 4: Sauce and the Spaghetti.

Mix tomato sauce, turkey, peas, and cheese in to a pan and heat. (portions just depend on what you prefer)
See https://www.instructables.com/id/Our-pizza/  recipe on how to make the cheese meat and sauce..
Add the reserved pasta water.
Add the spaghetti and mix completely.
Let cook for a few minutes.

Add Parmesan cheese if you like

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    9 years ago

    How much does this serve?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It depends. Some people say that you use the number of eggs to decide how many portions you have or in this case 4 servings. Another or probably better judge is:

    The weights are the same for dried and fresh pasta
    50 to 60 grams or 2 to 2 1/2 ounces per person as an appetizer.
    110 grams or 4 ounces per person as a main course.
    150-175 grams or 5 to 6 ounces if its the only thing your having for dinner.


    11 years ago on Step 3

    Looks like it makes enough to feed a whole family. Looks good. Is that garlic bread I smell?


    Very nice. Eating in the bathroom is great, it promotes maximum efficiency. Question about the noodles: are they really soft and doughy or do they taste/feel similar to normal store bought dry spaghetti? Or are these more like shanghai noodles?


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    They are just like normal noodles unless you like them crunchy, which I do not. Should be no different than going to the store and getting fresh pasta from the refrigerator section. If you have the time to let the strands dry out a bit, you virtually have the same thing as packaged pasta except that semolina is not added. Sometimes I just like to eat noodles with just oil or butter as a snack like you might eat popcorn. The noodles like ramen that are crunchy so to speak have usually have been boiled in oil. (aka deep fried) that was not done here.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    No, the florescent light in the kitchen is out and the bathroom has the best light for the pics.