Beet Pasta

Hello!

So. I cook a lot. I mean it. A LOT. Considering how much I cook, I decided I really ought to share more of my cooking experiences and recipes on here! Its really kind of a crime not to. Its really kind of a crime that I haven’t been sharing about it very much before now. .. Sorry about that. Honestly.

So to get on to things, I have a fantastic recipe to share today: beet noodles! I know. It sounds funny. Maybe even icky. Not to me. But maybe I’m not so average… Believe me when I say this though: beet noodles pretty much taste like normal noodles. You can’t taste the beet; they’re just healthier and prettier! (Cause they’re purple!)

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So anyways:

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First:
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Create a ‘flour volcano’ on a clean counter top. Aka pour the flour onto the counter and make a crater in the center. Place the remaining ingredients into the crater. (I made beet juice with my juicer, but I’m sure you can buy it.)

Second:
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Slowly mix in the flour into the rest of the ingredients until it is all incorporated. Gather it all together and form the dough into a ball. You may need to add a bit of water if its too dry. Use your own judgement.

Third:
Allow the dough to rest for about 20 minutes. I know the waiting is the worst if you’re impatient like me!

Fourth:
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Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. It needs to be really thin! Think of the thickness of store bought alfredo noodles. It helped me to divide the dough in half and roll out the smaller portions at a time.

Fifth:
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Cut the dough into noodle sized strips. I used a pizza cutter for this. Then hang the noodles to dry for a bit. It doesn’t really matter what you hang them from. I used a cabinet shelf from Walmart… (nifty yes?) Allow them to dry for at least 20 more minutes or up to a few hours.

Sixth:
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If you’re using the noodles right away then go ahead and cook them in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes. Just taste one to tell when they’re ready! If you’re not using them right away then I would suggest freezing them.

Last:
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Strain the noodles (aren’t they pretty??) and create whatever dish you intend to use them for! I mixed mine with baked chicken breast and asparagus and topped it all with basil cream sauce! (recipe to come!) So yummy!

I hope you guys liked this post because I intend to post a lot more cooking posts in the future!

-The Whale

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