My Simple and Quick Pasta Recipe
A Stinging Nettle Recipe for Homemade Pasta
This is my go to recipe for pasta.
Yes, you get flour on the counter. Maybe a dusting of it on the floor, too.
You can, however, have a gourmet meal with little more than egg, water, and flour, and the investment of perhaps 15 minutes.
To children, it is like mom sanctioned play-dough--and no one yells at you for eating it! For dad, it is a comfort food that provides the smell of garlic throughout the house when he arrives home hungry and ready for family time.
For mom, you know that you are feeding your family the freshest (and most economical) meal of the week. You can even sneak in those otherwise-slimy green vegetables the kids will not eat. This time, I added Stinging Nettle for a serious boost of nutrition. Stay tuned for the next blog on cooking with Stinging Nettle!
In our house, Mom, Dad, and the children all participate in making batches of homemade pasta.
Sometimes we put it into the dehydrator for a quick meal another day...but we must always plan to cook a batch right away for that instant gratification. I have not always found a lot of ways to enjoyably eat Stinging Nettle, but this is one Stinging Nettle recipe that is kid approved.
Homemade Pasta Recipe
1 cup water
4-4.5 cups freshly milled flour (soft white, hard white or durum wheat)
Spinach, Stinging Nettle, or other vegetables (optional)
Step 1: Beat eggs.
Step 2: Add 1 cup water
Step 3: Add 1 cup flour and stir well
Step 4: Add in chopped greens or other vegetable as desired.
Step 5: Add in the remainder of flour until pasta is very malleable like bread dough. Knead for approximately 5 minutes until a smooth texture.
Step 6: Roll out with rolling pin and feed through Atlas pasta machine.
Step 7: Let pasta rest on counter as long as desired. Boil for approximately 3 minutes.
Step 8: Serve with either butter and garlic or a sauce of your choice.
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