Recommended way of cooking pasta


This goes against everything we've ever been taught, your experiencing of cooking spaghetti is about to get a LOT better. The list of things we've been doing wrong gets ever longer.  Now, hang your head in shame as we reveal how you should REALLY be preparing pasta.

Like us, you probably have been popping the pasta in a pan and adding water before heating it up on the stove.  This is the beauty of pasta, how simple and straightforward it is to prepare. But what if we told you there was a much more efficient way of cooking pasta?

Harold McGee is an author who writes about the chemistry and history of food science and cooking - and his pasta trick will change your life for the better.

Here is the step-by-step guide, as reported in Cosmopolitan.

It's the sort of dish everyone has cooked

Pan, not pot.

Yes, it may go against everything you've been taught, but you need to ditch the saucepan or pot in favor of a frying pan.

Pasta first.

Then put your pasta in the pan before you add the water. This pasta trick should make dinner time easier

Then this.

Rather than adding the pasta to hot water, you then add two liters of COLD water to the pasta. The reason for this temperature is because it prevents the pasta from sticking together.

Picking up spaghetti with a spaghetti server

Half the time it takes to cook your favorite pasta dish

The amount of water may depend on the amount of pasta, but it should cover the pasta by half an inch or so.

And finally...

Turn the stove up to medium-high heat, and stir occasionally.

Your pasta should cook in about 10 minutes, and, what's more, you should be left with enough starchy water, which makes a great base for a tasty sauce.

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