How to Cook Perfect Spaghetti
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How to make that perfect spaghetti that is not overcooked or under-seasoned.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • large pot with lid
  • 6 quarts water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ladle and bowl
  • collander
  1. Bring water to a rapid boil
  2. Add salt
  3. Add Spaghetti
  4. Put lid on.
  5. Stir for first two minutes.
  6. Watch the water doesn't bubble over.
  7. You want that spaghetti boiling away to 3 minutes before package directions.
  8. Taste strand. It should have a bite.
  9. It will continue to cook in the sauce you put it in.
  10. Drain pasta, but first reserve a cup of starchy water, which may be used to add back in to the sauce.
  11. If using a tomato sauce, add some tomato sauce to pot, add spaghetti back in, and finish cooking a minute or so. Add in a little starchy water.
You will need to taste and test a few times to get this right.
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