Pot big enough to poach chicken and boil fresh pasta.
Large pan for mixing the white sauce
Wooden spoon for mixing.
measuring cup and spoon
pasta fork for extracting pasta out of water.
Knife for cutting pasta dough (pasta machine not required)
three cups all purpose flour plus some for dusting
olive oil (or vegetable oil)
(Alfredo sauce) adjust for volume of pasta
2 cups heavy cream (condensed milk could be substituted)
1 cup your favorite cheese (.i.e. mozzarella)
1 stick butter
1 can good green peas
At least one to two chicken breasts or 1 small can tuna fish (tuna does not need to be poached,)
Poach the chicken breast until cooked with enough water for later boiling the pasta.
Set aside the chicken in a safe place once cooked.
Combine 4 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil,and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
Mix until the sides of bowl are clean. This can be easily done with just a strong spoon and a bit of elbow grease. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour. after the rest, roll out the pasta dough as thin as possible. You may have to cut the dough into 4 parts to make in to several sheets. Once dough is rolled out, dust the sheet on both sides till it is dry and not sticky. Then roll up pasta sheet like a cinnamon roll. Take a knife and cut the roll in 1/4 to 1/2 inch sections.
Reheat poaching water to boiling. While you are waiting for that to happen, separate and unroll all the pasta strips to dry just a bit. When the water is boiling, add salt and then gently put the pasta strips into the water so they do not splash. Let cook for several minutes. It does not take long.
Now go ahead a heat over not high heat 1 stick butter, 2 cups cream, and the cheese until it is one mass. Add a bit of garlic salt it does not take much. Add a generous about of generous pepper but do not empty the container so to speak. mix till blended. Now use the pasta fork to fish out the pasta to put in the sauce. Combine The retrieve chicken and strip into little pieces and add to mixture. Lastly add the can of well drained peas to the mixture and stir till everything is combined. If you cook the pasta in a separate pot, you can you the water that was used to boil the pasta for soups and the like. I like top save items that have to be washed.
Serve the dish. You just saved a boatload of money compared what it would cost at a restaurant.
Note: you could use store bought dried fettucine or similar dried pasta, but it would take longer to cook. You could also get pre-made alfredo suace but it would be very expensive and not as fresh. You could also add mushrooms for a little more flavor diversity.
Last edited by computoman : 05-29-2009 at 06:01 PM.
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