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"Bring water to a boil. Salt to taste." ......... Wait. What?!

Am I supposed to taste boiling water?

OH. IT'S PERFECT!

.............?

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 10:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • Making Spaghetti?
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:30 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Hey yeah how'd you guess! =P
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 10:31 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • I did too, and those were the same instructions on my box.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:34 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • If you add salt to the water the noodles absorb a little but also helps them not stick together.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:46 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Just take a pinch of salt between your fingers and drop it in.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:49 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Oh, and tasting boiling water ... ummm, that might turn out kind of bad ... don't try it at home.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:50 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Put in about a half tsp. of salt for about 4 cups of water or more
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:33 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • I thought your husband or SO was a chef!

    Why on earth would anyone taste boiling water?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • He is.

    I was implying the directions were misleading. Whoosh.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 1:08 AM on Dec. 9, 2013

  • Someone who is just learning to cook and actually reads the directions is going to actually try tasting the damn water.

    I'm no help because I never use exact measurements. I just grab the salt shaker and shake it over the pot.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:50 AM on Dec. 9, 2013

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