Do you add a little oil to the water when you boil your pasta so that it will no

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  1. mio cid profile image58
    mio cidposted 6 years ago

    Do you add a little oil to the water when you boil your pasta so that it will not stick together?

  2. NourRifai profile image58
    NourRifaiposted 6 years ago

    ofcourse you should .. to not stick and also to be soft so it would tast better ..

  3. profile image73
    Annabelle Tylerposted 6 years ago

    No, it's a waste of oil. Pasta won't stick together if you use a large enough pot in which to boil it.

  4. Traci21 profile image65
    Traci21posted 6 years ago

    It depends. Sometimes I forget. To be honest I do not see a difference.

  5. mio cid profile image58
    mio cidposted 6 years ago

    I don't know why somebody would vote down someone else's answer, that is not nice.

    1. KarlawithaK profile image62
      KarlawithaKposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, that is rude. Everyone's comments contribute to the discussion.

  6. Pop Culture World profile image84
    Pop Culture Worldposted 6 years ago

    I add oil only after the pasta is drained of water.

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    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    Yes.  I always add a bit of olive oil so it doesn't stick.  It works well:)  Some people think it is a waste of oil, I don't know, maybe it is, but I put some in just in case.  What can it hurt?

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      Camille Pegramposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.

  8. KarlawithaK profile image62
    KarlawithaKposted 6 years ago

    I always do, especially with the smaller pastas. I also learned the hard way that the water should be a rolling boil before adding pasta.

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I do add oil to help keep the pasta from clumping together. 
    I will share another tip, too:  I also wipe the top inside of the pot, about an inch-wide band, with oil.  This pretty much prevents the pasta from boiling over.  Since oil and water don't mix, the oil keeps the boilng water from "climbing" over the edge of the pot.


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