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It looked too good to be true. How could this possibly work? Wont the pasta be too starchy or gummy?
So I had to test it out myself before passing it on. Dang, it worked! It didn't just work, it worked perfectly.
The big question was how long do I cook the pasta for? My pasta box read 9 - 10 minutes which was intended for already boiling water. So, I had no real answer.
I placed a half pound of linguine in a saute pan that was large enough to fit my pasta without breaking them. Then I covered them with 6 cups of cold tap water and a good pinch of salt. Turned the heat to high and brought it to a boil, this happened pretty quick. The noodles didn't stick together and were cooked al dante in 10 minutes. The timeing ended up being accurate. Once the water came to a boil, it cooked al dente in the time stated on the box.
THANK'S DAVE, this was a great kitchen tip and trick!!!
I'm still shocked and impressed that this worked. I will definitely be cooking my pasta like this from now on. Goodbye big fat pot, unless I'm cooking for a crowd.