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The trick to keep pasta from sticking to your pot

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9:43 PM EDT, November 2, 2023

Most of us have experienced the culinary disaster of pasta stubbornly adhering to the bottom of the pot. However, this problem can easily be avoided. Learn a simple trick that will save your dish and keep your pasta from sticking.

Although cooking pasta appears to be a straightforward task, even proficient cooks can sometimes burn it. This could be due to various reasons, such as the water temperature being too high, a lack of stirring during the cooking process, or cooking the pasta for an excessive length of time.

How can you prevent pasta from adhering to the pot?

Here's a handy hint to avoid scorched pasta. When the water in the pot starts boiling, reduce the heat and shift the pot so that it covers only ¾ or perhaps half of the stove's burner. With this approach, the pasta will sort of stir itself inside the pot and refrain from sticking to the bottom. This technique is effective on both gas and induction stovetops.

  • Before adding the pasta to the water, refer to the packaging for the recommended cooking duration.
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