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Old 01-28-2014, 05:12 AM   #181
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Yes, what they said, freshly cooked noodles should be doused with butter or olive oil - then no sticking.

I am leaning more toward not cooking my noodles. If I put them in a hot dish, they are nearly instantly cooked al dente. A very convenient food!
I haven't been boiling mine. I just add them to a hot pan with bacon fat or butter or oil of some sort and quickly cook them, tossing them around for a couple of minutes. Then I usually create a sauce of some sort in the pan with them, like HWC and cheeses, etc., (or pull them out, create a sauce and put them back in). I find I like the bite a lot better. Boiling them in anything makes them just a bit too soft.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:24 AM   #182
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How long did you boil it?
I simmered it for about 4 minutes. I wonder if it's because I'm not using coconut flour but a combo of lupin flour and/or pea protein isolate?

Next batch I'll just put it straight onto a plate with sauce already in it and see how that works.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:29 AM   #183
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Soobee, can't wait to hear about your experiment today!

My oat fiber is going to be here tomorrow (but probably not til around 7 pm, that's when the UPS guy shows up here) so will experiment on Thursday or Friday. With the old-style KA plates that fit my meat grinder, I'd like to be sure it will extrude easily!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:43 AM   #184
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I am cooking them less too- about 2 minutes in boiling water, not broth. Then I sprinkle a little chicken bouillon powder in with the pat of butter I use to keep them from clumping.

Makes total sense to lower (or even eliminate?) the baking powder if you aren't cooking them.

Probably going to make hamburger stroganoff today... hamburger patties chopped up, gravy (1/2 cup Schwan's brown gravy is 5 carbs), mushrooms, onion & garlic powder, sour cream, maybe some beef broth and guar gum to thicken if I need more sauce, buttered pasta. I'm going to try 1 3/4 cups water this time.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:21 AM   #185
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Are these causing anyone any tummy problems with all the fiber?? My norpro comes today but I work late tonight.
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I'm a little worried about gastric distress as well. I do fine with oatfiber, but glucomannan and I have issues --doesn't mean I'm not gonna try it!
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Charski, the newest recipe (2 cups water, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder) fed through much more easily. All 12 holes of the spaghetti press worked without me having to unclump them. The pasta, when not parboiled but just nuked with sauce, has the texture of al dente pasta or maybe baked pasta. It would still have to be parboiled to get a softer chew. I am going to ncrease the water to 2 1/4 cups next time, but that won't be for a few days.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:06 AM   #188
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:43 AM   #189
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I'm wondering... is adding more water to the dough making the pasta even more soft? I can't believe I'm talking about "too soft" in conjuction with glucomannan "miracle" type noodles.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:45 AM   #190
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I made a 1/2 batch this morning to try out my new toy. After I mixed it up I immediately put it into the hopper of the grinder. It made beautiful pasta!! I had a little for lunch and all I did was heat some EVOO with some fresh garlic and Italian seasoning and poured it over the uncooked pasta and added some fresh parmesan. It wasn't hot enough so I nuked it for 30 seconds and it was fabulous!!!
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:46 AM   #191
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Wow, sorry that's so big. I think I've forgotten how to post pics on here, lol. Anyway, you can see it really well.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #192
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Boy, that's beautiful! Can't wait for my oat fiber to get here, dagnabit!
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I haven't been boiling mine. I just add them to a hot pan with bacon fat or butter or oil of some sort and quickly cook them, tossing them around for a couple of minutes. Then I usually create a sauce of some sort in the pan with them, like HWC and cheeses, etc., (or pull them out, create a sauce and put them back in). I find I like the bite a lot better. Boiling them in anything makes them just a bit too soft.
I wonder if just "steaming" them on a plate in the microwave would work?
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #195
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I think the microwave is great tool to "cook" our pasta. It does firm it up a bit, which I like, and warms it at the same time. I did cover mine with Saran..

Beautiful, Sandy..
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OMG, SJL330, those are a thing of true beauty!! I may have to ask Santa for a new toy for Christmas next year.
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Buttoni, this little toy is so cheap you don't even need to wait until Santa comes again. Don't wait, it's great!! And I've never made pasta in my whole life until this recipe! Not counting homemade noodles for chicken and noodles. I never thought of that as pasta though, lol.
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OK, so which toy is that you're using? (Yeah, I could reread but I'm lazy. In addition to being a gadget gal. )
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It's the Norpro Meat Grinder and Pasta Maker. Under $30!
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booo.. I am at work and my Norpro came just as I was leaving for work.. I hope it is not broke and the post man just threw the box out of his truck into my driveway and drove off. I tried to chase him,, what a jerk!!! That pasta looks great!! I want some clam pasta soooo bad..
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Thanks, Sandy! I'm gonna try the KA grinder attachment inserts first but if that doesn't work - NorPro here I come!

Brenda, that's so maddening. I hope everything is OK when you open the box.
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Sandy those look wonderful. How much water and baking powder did you use then? Did you follow the original recipe ?
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This is the recipe I used. It's Carolyn's that she posted, but I cut it in half but still used a whole egg. That's a perfect amount for 2 of us for a meal. Although I guess according to this 1/2 should feed 4. Well, around here it feeds 2, lol.

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Serves 8

1 lg egg
1 Tbs. oil
6 T glucomannan powder
6 T oat fiber
1 T baking powder
1/2 t kosher salt
2 t coconut flour
1 1/2 cups water

Mix the egg with the oil in a medium bowl until smooth. Mix all the dry ingredients with a fork together in a cereal bowl. I just added it slowly the egg/oil mixture until it was
mostly incorporated. Then I poured the 1 1/2 cups of water in the bowl and whisked it all together until smooth. I covered the bowl with a towel and let it sit for the 8 minutes.
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Thanks, Sandy! I'm gonna try the KA grinder attachment inserts first but if that doesn't work - NorPro here I come!

Brenda, that's so maddening. I hope everything is OK when you open the box.
I swear we must have been sisters in another life. I had to have both versions of the KA attachment so I got those but now I'm thinking about the Norpro myself. I need to stop. (I also read in another thread about an electric omelet maker and now I want one of those too )
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very very happy with this recipe--I was worried about my reaction to that much gluc powder, but this was awesome! I used my Norpro to make rigatoni and topped with a nice marinara. So easy and so good. I boiled the noodles for one minute.
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Yah ouizoid, that is good to hear.. I might try it tonight!!
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Ow my!! This is awesome! And even better: my KA pasta attachment came today! I'm so excited, can't hardly wait!!
But..... I'm a little confused while reading this thread .... Can I use the original recipe from CarolynF of do I need to increase the water for my KA attachment??
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I swear we must have been sisters in another life. I had to have both versions of the KA attachment so I got those but now I'm thinking about the Norpro myself. I need to stop. (I also read in another thread about an electric omelet maker and now I want one of those too )
LOL! Yep, Pam, we probably were - I can almost NOT resist any kitchen gadget. We just ordered a 5-pound sausage stuffer!
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Sjanette, the original recipe works with the KA attachment, particularly the rigatoni. I thought the spaghetti worked better with more water, but it did work with the original recipe, although I had to unplug the presser a few times.
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I've eaten this 4 different times and had no tummy issues at all. My DH hasn't either.

I don't know about adding more water. My spaghetti worked perfectly in the Norpro and it wasn't hard to turn the crank at all either. I think it might be a pretty forgiving recipe judging my everybody's tweaks and successes.
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