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Recently, I have been buying eggs from Grazin' Angus Acres at the Union Square Market. I think they're fabulous -- the taste is brilliantly clear and the hue of the yolks tends towards orange.

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The finished dish: strozzapreti with spinach, onion, prosciutto and parmigiano-reggiano.

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The finished dish: strozzapreti with spinach, onion, prosciutto and parmigiano-reggiano.

That looks delicious. What recipe / method did you use?

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I made the pasta dough in the food processor, using 1 duck egg that weighed about 3 oz., 2 tablespoons of water and a cup of flour. The dough was a bit wet and I added some more flour until it formed a ball around the blade. Then I kneaded it by hand for a minute. I rolled it out until it was very thin, then cut strips about 1" x 2" and shaped those into rough tubes.

 

The sauce is just a chopped onion, sauteed in olive oil, with chopped spinach leaves added after the onion is golden. I added a handful of tiny diced prosciutto ends. I cooked the pasta for a couple of minutes, then transfered the strozzapreti to the spinach pan, turned everything a few times and sprinkled grated cheese over.

 

The pasta method is adapted from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. The addition of the water makes it much easier.

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The finished dish: strozzapreti with spinach, onion, prosciutto and parmigiano-reggiano.

 

Very nice, Sandy.

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I made the pasta dough in the food processor, using 1 duck egg that weighed about 3 oz., 2 tablespoons of water and a cup of flour. The dough was a bit wet and I added some more flour until it formed a ball around the blade. Then I kneaded it by hand for a minute. I rolled it out until it was very thin, then cut strips about 1" x 2" and shaped those into rough tubes.

 

The sauce is just a chopped onion, sauteed in olive oil, with chopped spinach leaves added after the onion is golden. I added a handful of tiny diced prosciutto ends. I cooked the pasta for a couple of minutes, then transfered the strozzapreti to the spinach pan, turned everything a few times and sprinkled grated cheese over.

The pasta method is adapted from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. The addition of the water makes it much easier.

From the old Splendid Table cookbook? I want to try and make this over the weekend. I have a whole bed full of baby spinach to use up.

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From the old Splendid Table cookbook? I want to try and make this over the weekend. I have a whole bed full of baby spinach to use up.

 

Yes. I mashed together some of her pasta methods. You have to be flexible. So much depends on the dryness of the flour, the humidity, the size of the eggs, etc. I made up the sauce myself. Traditionalists frown upon the use of the food processor, but I find it works just fine, as long as you don't overprocess

 

When I make this with chicken eggs, I use 1 large whole egg plus 1 yolk and 2 T. water for a cup of flour. That makes two (not generous, but good for dieters) portions.

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From the old Splendid Table cookbook? I want to try and make this over the weekend. I have a whole bed full of baby spinach to use up.

 

Yes. I mashed together some of her pasta methods. You have to be flexible. So much depends on the dryness of the flour, the humidity, the size of the eggs, etc. I made up the sauce myself. Traditionalists frown upon the use of the food processor, but I find it works just fine, as long as you don't overprocess

 

When I make this with chicken eggs, I use 1 large whole egg plus 1 yolk and 2 T. water for a cup of flour. That makes two (not generous, but good for dieters) portions.

 

Traditionalists be damned. :lol: Do you think this dough would work in the KitchenAid pasta roller/cutter attachment? I hesitate to make the KA recipe because it's too much for us, but if your version is just right for two people, I might try it more often.

 

Also: all-purpose flour?

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From the old Splendid Table cookbook? I want to try and make this over the weekend. I have a whole bed full of baby spinach to use up.

 

Yes. I mashed together some of her pasta methods. You have to be flexible. So much depends on the dryness of the flour, the humidity, the size of the eggs, etc. I made up the sauce myself. Traditionalists frown upon the use of the food processor, but I find it works just fine, as long as you don't overprocess

 

When I make this with chicken eggs, I use 1 large whole egg plus 1 yolk and 2 T. water for a cup of flour. That makes two (not generous, but good for dieters) portions.

 

Traditionalists be damned. :lol: Do you think this dough would work in the KitchenAid pasta roller/cutter attachment? I hesitate to make the KA recipe because it's too much for us, but if your version is just right for two people, I might try it more often.

 

Also: all-purpose flour?

 

I use whatever unbleached AP flour I have. I suppose it would be even better with 00 Italian flour, but I've never bothered. The dough would certainly work in the pasta roller, as long as it isn't too sticky. The beauty of strozzpreti is how easy it is to make. You can always stretch the dough a bit more, if necessary, once the pieces are cut. Yesterday's dough rolled out so easily that I could have cut acceptable fettucine.

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It looks like it has the perfect tooth to it. I've been craving pasta and it's supposed to be rainy in Seattle this weekend...

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Lynne Rosetto Kasper warns not to let the dough overheat in the food processor. Use the steel blade but only for 30 seconds. Stop processing for a minute to allow the dough to cool off, then resume for another 30 seconds. That should be enough time for the ball to form.

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