Making Garganeli

Garganeli is a tube noodle which is rolled up from a square piece of pasta. Jane also brought along one gadget to make Garganeli. We love to learn how to use all these gadgets which we are not familiar with.

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The gadget is a simple rectangle wood block with ridges and a slim rolling pin. I would not have known the usage of this gadget without the demonstration.

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This is how it’s done. Place a square piece on the wood as shown above. Use the slim rolling pin to roll up the pasta to midway. Place your hands on both end and roll firmly until the pasta is totally wrapped and a tube is formed and sealed. Remove the hollow tube from the rolling pin. Cover with plastic wrap or towel until they are ready to be cooked in salted boiling water. Since this is made with fresh pasta, it will be cooked in 2 to 5 minutes.

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Garganeli is best served in meat sauce as it’s catches the sauce in the tube. Just toss the cooked Garganeli in a meat sauce and garnish with some shaved Parmesan cheese.

Jane, thank you so much for showing us how to make various types of fresh pasta from scratch.