It is a dish that everyone likes and can be prepared quickly without much work. Even the best cooks go wrong occasionally in search of the perfect pasta. Here are the most common mistakes made when cooking pasta.
Use pan too small for the amount of dough
If you add the pasta to the pan and there is not enough water, the pasta will lower the water temperature too much, which increases the cooking time and makes the pasta sticky due to excess starch for the amount of water. Instead, use a large pan with four to six liters of water to ensure the pasta cooks evenly.
Don’t put salt in water
Adding salt to water prevents the pasta from getting sticky, and adds flavor to the water which is absorbed by the food. Add salt when the water begins to boil.
Wash the cooked pasta
Washing the pasta removes the starch and salt.
Discard the cooking water
The cooking water has starch which is useful for making the sauce itself. This water makes the sauces more velvety. If you want you can also use it in soups or broths.
Let the pasta stand
The consumption of pasta should be immediate. Otherwise, the pasta gets sticky.