Tasha’s Corner: Homemade Pasta

Last Christmas “The Deb” bought all her children a pasta maker. It never occurred to me to make pasta rather than buy it. After all it costs only a dollar. But holy crap is it good.  Jared and I have made fresh pasta a few times since, and last week when we had nothing in the house it occurred to me we should make pasta again, and not go to the store or eat shitty pizza.  It is very easy, all you need is eggs and flour. 2 eggs for every cup of flour to be precise, and of course apply this equation to the volume of pasta you wish to eat!

Measure your flour and put it on a clean counter. Make a hole in the middle of the flour and add eggs. Cover hands with flour and slowly incorporate the two ingredients.

The pasta maker is old school. It’s just a piece of metal with a handle to turn the dough into sheets and then again into pasta strands, and the good news is that they cost only about thirty dollars.

Fresh pasta is so good I find it’s best to keep your sauce simple. So I served the linguine sized strands with a white wine butter lemon dressing. I added parsley and cheese and red pepper flakes for garnish. Easy. It’s not fantastically good for you lots of butter and carbs so we ate some salad along side. If you take the time to make pasta please drink some wine with it. I do think Lidia would be proud!



About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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