Food For Thought – Cooking Spaghetti

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Uncooked Spaghetti

We love pasta. The shape of spaghetti and linguine are favorites but I don’t make them all that often. The reason for this is that they’re kind of hard for my youngest to eat. And I think it’s easier to eat other shapes of pasta too. I just don’t like the slurping, and when the noodle wiggles and hits you in the face. As a result, when I do cook them, I break the pieces into three before putting them in the pot. That way they’re short enough for all of us to easily manage when we eat. When you cook spaghetti, do you leave it whole or do you break it up to cook it? Let’s hear it!

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patricia Marsden August 20, 2011 - 9:16 am

Depends on which pot is available and convenient to use.

Royalegacy August 20, 2011 - 6:23 pm

I like it whole, that way I can twirl it on my fork.

admin August 31, 2011 - 8:40 am

Yes, many people think it’s more fun that way.

Patty White August 20, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Nice tip!! I have had the same issue with my little one and never thought of this. I always just cut it up after it was cooked. lol

admin August 31, 2011 - 8:39 am

Also, I always wondered if it cooked differently whole, since it sticks out of the pot on one end. I break it into 3 pieces when I make it.


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