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Roast pasta?

(9 Posts)
MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 25-Feb-13 09:29:46

Errrrmmmmmm......

it says roast in olive oil instead of boiling

ermmmm......

???????

GoldenGreen Mon 25-Feb-13 09:36:46

I saw that too and was confused

flamingtoaster Mon 25-Feb-13 09:52:29

www.riceandpickle.com/2011/10/roasting-pasta/ - this tells the whole story - you roast it, hydrate it in water in the fridge and then cook it.

Sounds unnecessarily time consuming, for little reward.

Mondrian Mon 25-Feb-13 10:47:23

DW does a great meatball pasta bake in the oven - think she might half boil the pasta but definitely worth the extra effort.

That sounds bonkers!!! Surely it is a typo. Roast Spaghetti? YUCK! I (and DS1 (8) made fresh tagliatelli yesterday. Huge success....and I promise you we boiled that (3 mins) and it was lovely. I think roasting it would have been a disaster!

But it's not like a pasta bake at all. This seems to involve roasting some dry pasta, putting it in water to soak for hours in the fridge and then boiling it. You'd have spent hours prepping your pasta and that's without giving any thought to the sauce.

Mondrian Mon 25-Feb-13 12:19:32

Sounds like too much 4 too little.

TiredyCustards Mon 25-Feb-13 21:46:26

I read that too! I remember a Jamie Oliver recipe for spaghetti fritters, I think you cook the spaghetti first then fry it.

But roasting it?

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