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Rustically Shaped Pasta

Gourmet Peasant May 11, 2007 08:29 AM

Does anyone know the name of the pasta rustically cut from long flat pieces?

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  1. chefbec RE: Gourmet Peasant May 11, 2007 08:49 AM

    I think that you are thinking of either pappardelle or tagliatelle.

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      Cheese Boy RE: chefbec May 11, 2007 06:53 PM

      I agree here ... pappardelle (broader) or tagliatelle are cut from lasagna-like sheets. Malfaldine have the ridged edges. See the links for images.




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        Gourmet Peasant RE: Cheese Boy May 12, 2007 06:08 AM

        Thanks everyone for your replies.
        Cheese boy, I have looked at all the links and none of them look like the pasta that I had. The pieces were actually wider, almost square or rectangle shaped if they had not been cut so rusticaly.

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          jjb75 RE: Gourmet Peasant May 13, 2007 01:32 PM

          i think they might be called Rombi.

    2. mnosyne RE: Gourmet Peasant May 11, 2007 09:14 AM

      I believe they're called "maltagliati", or "badly cut".

      1. Pat Hammond RE: Gourmet Peasant May 12, 2007 06:21 AM

        This reminds of pasta that's called "rags". It's irregular pieces torn from a large sheet of pasta. I know it has another name, but can't think of it.

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          babette feasts RE: Pat Hammond May 13, 2007 09:26 AM

          and then there is fazzoletto, or handkerchief pasta, which would be more nicely cut large thin squares

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            Rubee RE: Pat Hammond May 13, 2007 01:46 PM

            I think rags or straccetti too.

          2. bolivianita RE: Gourmet Peasant May 12, 2007 06:24 PM

            I used to make a random cut pasta called straccheti (sp.) when I was the pasta b@#$h (yes thats what they called me!) at my first restaurant job. It was a very random cut fresh pasta served with mushrooms in a veal reduction with herbs.

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