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Video:How to Make Fettucine

with Michael Sanchez

Learn how to make fettucine by following these instructions. Here, see step-by-step directions for how to make fettucine at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Fettucine

Hello. I'm Michael Sanchez for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to make simple homemade fettucine from just a few ingredients.

Ingredients for Making Fettucine

You will need:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 a cup plus 2 Tsbp of hot water
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 a tspn of salt

Supplies for Making Fettucine

You will also need:
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • a mixing bowl
  • a fork
  • a pasta machine

Note About Making Fettucine

A lot of fettucine recipes call for eggs but I really enjoy the simplicity and flavor of this recipe. Plus it's nice to know even if you don't have eggs you can still enjoy fresh pasta.

Instructions for Making Fettucine

Pour the 2 cups of flour and 1/2 tspn of salt into the bowl and mix the together. Create a well in the middle of the flour for your liquid ingredients. Pour the 1/2 a cup and 2 Tbsp of hot water as well as the 2 Tbsp of olive oil into the well and with the fork begin mixing the water and oil while gradually incorporating the flour. Mix in all the flour until the dough becomes too tough for the fork then empty the dough onto the table and continue needing until it becomes a ball of uniform dough. When the dough is ready, cut it into quarters.

Flatten a quarter of the dough by hand and set the pasta machine to it's widest setting. Crank the machine while slowly working the dough through it. Lower the setting on the pasta machine and send the flattened dough through again. Continue this process until you reach your desired thickness. When you're ready to cut your pasta lay it in the perforation side of the pasta machine and crank it through. You can cook the pasta immediately or put it aside until you're ready for it. I like to hang it on the backs of chairs around my kitchen. Boil it as you would any store bought pasta but because it's fresh limit the cooking time to 3 or 4 minutes. Fettucine is traditionally served with alfredo sauce but feel free to try it with tomato sauce too.

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