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Spaghetti alla chitarra


Do you know how to make spaghetti alla chitarra? You just need 2 ingredients and the right frame: the ‘chitarra’.

In no time you will prepare some excellent spaghetti alla chitarra. They are delicious both with a simple tomato sauce and more elaborate sauces with fish or meat.
Spaghetti alla chitarra is a typical variety of pasta from Central and South Italy, with a square section about 2-3 mm. Usually, it is prepared with durum wheat flour and eggs but in some recipes, eggs are replaced with water.
The essential tool is the frame called chitarra (guitar, because it looks like the musical instrument):  a simple horizontal wooden frame with a series of parallel wires and a diagonal tray positioned at the base.
A recommendation: this variety of pasta tends to dry quickly, so if you don’t intend to cook it right away, put it on a pasta hanger, then store it in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer.
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