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Startchy Water...

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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 I enjoy watching Rachael Ray...& it seems every time she makes a pasta dish she says to save 1 cup of the startchy noodle water before draining the pasta. She said it helps the sauce stick to the pasta, especially pesto, but do it always. Do you do this? I have never saved startchy water & was wondering how many people really do. & if it really works?

by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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taKENheart
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

 I can't help....I don't even toss my pasta in the sauce that I make.  We don't like the sauce to absorb into the pasta! It does after you serve it on your plate a little but I eat it too fast Lol!  I do not even store the leftovers in the same container. 

Kimberly954
by on May. 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM

 I will sometimes save a little but not often. And its usually for creamy sauces, not for regular old spaghetti sauce.

SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM

 I do save it and use if needed. My DH's aunt from Italy showed me to do it. It makes the sauce stick to the pasta, so you get the best flavor. It doesn't absorb into the pasta, but the pasta just carries most of the sauce on the pasta, instead of leaving a pool of it on the plate.

rkoloms
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I have never done this, and I have never had an issue with sauce not sticking to pastas

KamsOne
by Jen on May. 7, 2012 at 9:03 AM

 I have heard of doing this but have never done it myself.

delanna6two
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I've never tried it....but I would not mind sometimes to see if it does work.

goddess99
by Michelle on May. 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I've never.

jjamom
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Quoting KamsOne:

 I have heard of doing this but have never done it myself.


periwinkle163
by Mandy on May. 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

 I've only done it if the sauce was a little thick.

epoh
by on May. 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM
I've never heard of this.
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