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Secret Uses for Ordinary Kitchen Gadgets #1

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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Use a carving fork to serve pasta.

"I can't get through a night without it. Except we don't use it to carve. Instead, we use it to deftly spin pasta and deliver a neat nest of noodles into a bowl. Using a large spoon in your left hand and the fork in your right, scoop the noodles with the fork and spin on the spoon until a nice bundle forms and set in the bowl—boom!—first class spaghetti." —Chef Ryan Hardy at New York City's Charlie Bird

Have you ever used a carving fork to serve pasta?

by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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batjmom
by Sarah on Dec. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM
No I have not but I would try it. I keep thinking it would still slip off
Lauren486
by Lauren on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I haven't tried it yet but will now. Thanks for the idea :) 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM
Im going to try it next time too.
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terri76
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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I have!! An old friend told me about this trick!! it works pretty well!!

megandwade
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I use one of these for Spaghetti.. I have no idea what it's called!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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Those also make great back scratchers lol

Quoting megandwade:

I use one of these for Spaghetti.. I have no idea what it's called!

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DissieDothe
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2013 at 1:37 PM

If you use two carving forks, you do not need the spoon & any unwanted liquid will drain off as you lift it out of the container. 

I have two spaghetti prongs.  One is the spoon style with a hole in the center and the other is a side prong with strainer on the other side. 

Of all three of these gadgets, not one of them is for family style serving at the table.  Is spaghetti always plated and served? 

taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 2:11 AM

The last time I did it was Tuesday, when I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  I didn't do it the way it was described, though.  I just used the carving fork to transfer the spaghetti from the pot to a serving bowl and to allow everyone to serve themselves from that bowl.

MaineMammax2
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 7:28 AM
I use my handy dandy rubber tipped tongs for spaghetti.
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