Today I am pleased to introduce you to one of those women: you know, kind, talented, fit, energetic, and gorgeous?
Karen is a fantastic cook! She agreed to share her “go to” recipe with us…
Just imagine how you will feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder – how you can amaze your friends who assume you spent $$ on the fancy noodles at the store. And then you say it – “oh these? i made them“. Seriously, you will make them and then bag them and give them to friends. they’re that awesome. (and to top it all off…i know for a fact that Karen makes these with roasted peppers too…i bet we can beg her for the details on them!)
First I start with the spinach, press it into a strainer and then squeeze it dry into a dish towel (one that you don’t care if it gets green a little…) or paper towel.
NOTE – you will probably need more water….Anywhere from a couple tablespoons to up to a cup depending on how much you squeezed the spinach, the humidity…etc.
they should look like the ones pictured. You don’t want the dough too sticky, it should be semi-firm.
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, then roll out. And roll it out some more…sprinkle with flour often, and make sure that you keep sprinkling flour underneath. Trust me, from experience, the last thing you want to do is have your dough stick while you’re rolling out. Dust it often, top and bottom! And, keep rolling, you want it to be really thin, and you have to work against the elasticity of the dough. Once it is nice and thin, dust some more flour on top and underneath. (nope, I’m not kidding) Once you start folding the dough, you’re gonna want all that flour in there so it doesn’t stick to itself.
Now wash up some coat hangers (G-H-E-T-T-O!!!) or if you have a fancy pasta rack, go for it! hang them to dry overnight, or all day, then bag ’em up! Keep them in the freezer or fridge. All you have to do is boil 5 minutes when you’re ready to chow down. Top with veggies and olive oil…