March is a busy month for so many reasons. In Florida, our coasts are busy with spring breakers enjoying the weather. However, for us at Top Hat, we want to highlight March as national noodle month. Below we highlight some noodle facts.
- Noodles were first made by 13th Century bakers who fashioned their dough into symbolic shapes such as birds, stars, and words.
- Noodles contain eggs; almost all other dry pasta shapes do not. By US Federal Law, a "noodle" must contain at least 5.5% egg solids
- Noodle consumption increases 20% during the colder winter months.
- Consumption also spikes each year during the Lenten season when many people prepare meatless meals for this religious occasion.
Now that we’ve established some knowledge, we want to give you an easy recipe to try at home this month.
- 1 (16 ounces) package fettuccine noodles
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 tablespoons butter
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and return pasta to pot.
- Mix butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper into pasta until evenly combined
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