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    when crushing garlic, first bang it with the flat edge of a knife... throw some salt over it and then run with edge of the knife over the garlic. Salt acts as an abrasive surface so the garlic comes out as a paste. Also place a wet towel or something under the chopping board for friction so it is not sliding all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Bingo cy, 3 minutes on high for a spud. Take it out and give it another half hour to three quarters of an hour in the oven hot. Creamy on the inside and the skin get nice a crispy as well.
    Also to get the skin really crispy cook it on the shelf in the oven and dont bother putting it in a pan. I put a metal skewer in mine too so it cooks the inside.

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    When cooking spaghetti put a little olive oil in the water to stop it from sticking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden View Post
    When cooking spaghetti put a little olive oil in the water to stop it from sticking.
    *ahem*...this is only done when using lower quality pasta...fans of the DeCecco brand would not need to add anything but salt to the pasta water...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    *ahem*...this is only done when using lower quality pasta...fans of the DeCecco brand would not need to add anything but salt to the pasta water...
    I am a student after all.

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    Hint - if your pasta water is white and cloudy, you may want to invest another $1 toward a pasta upgrade.
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