Waiting for water to boil before you add pasta is the worst, so try starting with cold water and a frying pan to quickly cook perfect pasta every time, and have just enough water left in the pan for a sauce.
Harold McGee, the author of “Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes,” demonstrates in the YouTube video below a quick way to boil pasta by pouring over a quart and a half of cold water into a frying pan (to keep the pasta from sticking together in the beginning). Then, turn up the stove to medium heat while stirring the pasta regularly.
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When it’s done, you can use the remaining pasta water to make all kinds of great sauces. LifeHacker.com suggests adding some cheese, butter, and black pepper and use it to make Cacio e Pepe, a Roman pasta dish.
This is definitely a good way to save a lot of time, energy and water. Watch the video below and share this helpful cooking tip with friends and family: