Do your orecchiette stick together?

How does one keep them from sticking together? I feel like the peddler in "Caps for Sale". I don't have any monkeys to separate them.

  • Posted by: Juliann
  • August 27, 2021


Happygoin August 27, 2021
I just had some for dinner tonight...

My secret is to make sure you use lots of water in the pot and stir, stir, stir them...for the first 4-5 minutes or so, until they come back to the boil. Keep the rolling boil going, just above a simmer, and they shouldn’t stick.

But I also love the mental picture of the monkeys :)
AntoniaJames August 27, 2021
It's the starch that's makes any pasta stick together after cooking. You can avoid most of that sticking by quickly rinsing the pasta immediately after draining, and then tossing the pasta right away with whatever sauce you're putting on it. I hope this helps! ;o)
P.S. Love the image of the monkeys separating the orecchiette!
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