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to snap spaghetti in half before it goes in the saucepan

(132 Posts)
frogspoon Sun 10-Nov-13 12:12:54

It doesn't fit if I don't!

My sister says I should stick it in, wait for the half that is in the water to soften enough, then bend it over so the rest goes in the hot water too.

However I don't like this because
a. the top bit sticking out the pan gets singed by the hot metal of the pan, which tastes bad
b. half the spaghetti is a bit more cooked than the other half


SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Sun 10-Nov-13 12:13:41

If you leave it sticking out it eventually falls into the pan. My stepdad snaps it as its easier for kids to eat then

stopgap Sun 10-Nov-13 12:14:19

I do it, my loves-to-cook father does it, my Italian grandmother did it. No, YANBU.

bragmatic Sun 10-Nov-13 12:14:35

Snap it. The cccccrrrrrraaaacccckkkk noise is more satisfying.

It's the little things.

chinley Sun 10-Nov-13 12:14:35

Depends what I'm having, if it's spag bol I'll snap it in half, most other stuff I'll leave it.

coffeeinbed Sun 10-Nov-13 12:15:25

It's bac luck.

chocoluvva Sun 10-Nov-13 12:16:21

Snap away girl!

LittleTulip Sun 10-Nov-13 12:16:29

No way sacrilegious, it's far more enjoyable eating spaghetti as it is slurp

heymacarena Sun 10-Nov-13 12:16:47

I have never felt the need to snap it.

how big is the pan? I always use a very big pan, like a stock pot - and plonk the spaghetti in. As it softens it falls in naturally.

karatekimmi Sun 10-Nov-13 12:20:32

I am a snapper. My DH thinks this is an outrage and would c

karatekimmi Sun 10-Nov-13 12:21:49

I am a snapper. My DH thinks this is an outrage and would consider divorcing over it. He cooks the spaghetti in our house now.

(Stupid iPhone!!)

PigsInParis Sun 10-Nov-13 12:22:35

YABU - DH is a snapper - this should have been part of pre marriage talks!

PigsInParis Sun 10-Nov-13 12:23:02

X post with karatekimmi

Writerwannabe83 Sun 10-Nov-13 12:23:50

I always snap my pasta smile

AmberLeaf Sun 10-Nov-13 12:25:56

It really doesn't take long to bend enough for the whole length to fit in the water.


It also isn't bad luck to break spaghetti, you are thinking of noodles! [though Im sure it isn't really bad luck to break them either, it is just a tradition]

UserError Sun 10-Nov-13 12:29:53

I'm a snapper. Nothing wrong with doing it. YANBU.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 10-Nov-13 12:31:48

Never thought of snapping it, top tip if the day smile

The things you learn on here! I have honestly never ever thought to snap the spaghetti.

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Sun 10-Nov-13 12:35:51

There some kind of a trick you can do with spaghetti, where you hold it all together lengthways in the pan, twist it and it all should fall nicely in when it softens. I've never been able to do it properly though. I don't snap, just prod it in with the other end of the wooden soon I'm cooking with.

OralB Sun 10-Nov-13 12:35:51

Snap!! It's too long to slurp otherwise!

KerwhizzedMyself Sun 10-Nov-13 12:36:13

I snap it. I like the CRACK and its easier for me dd to eat that way.

ijustwanttobeme Sun 10-Nov-13 12:37:10

Glad I'm not alone- I also snap- but for some reason didn't think anyone else did.

lifesgreatquestions Sun 10-Nov-13 12:38:19

Another snapper here. In what way does anyone benefit from it being full length? What I don't understand is why I can't by short spaghetti.

Mintyy Sun 10-Nov-13 12:38:21

I do for the children.

Dh and I can manage the full length spaghetti, cos we are grown ups.

applepieinthesky Sun 10-Nov-13 12:39:42

I never thought not to snap it

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