Can you use linguine for spaghetti bolognese?

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Can you use linguine for spaghetti bolognese?

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answered Jun 1 by Daveweslike (3,800 points)
edited Jun 2 by Daveweslike
You can use linguine for spaghetti bolognese although a better substitute for linguine in spaghetti bolognese is pappardelle pasta or fettuccine.

Linguine can be described as being a type of long dried pasta that is similar to spaghetti but is flattened into an elliptical shape and is made from durum wheat semolina and can be either artisanal or commercial.

The strips of linguine pasta are around 10 inches in length and very thin and around around 3 millimeters wide.

Linguine pasta does contain and have eggs an ingredient as linguine pasta is made from eggs and durum wheat semolina.

Linguine is made from water and durum wheat and to make linguine the durum wheat is ground or milled into semolina flour and the flour is then combined with water and kneaded to become pasta dough.

Then linguine is shaped by extruding the dough through dies.

The difference between spaghetti and Linguine is linguine is thicker and also flatter than spaghetti is and spaghetti is round and tubular.

Linguine is also a fat and ribbon like pasta although it's not as wide as fettuccine.

But linguine and spaghetti are both long thin pasta shapes.

And linguine actually holds onto sauces better than spaghetti does because of its flat curvature.

This curious attribute grants linguine an overall better eating experience in that it carries more flavor into each bite.

Linguine is a type of Italian pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette, but elliptical in section rather than flat.

The linguine is about 4 millimeters in width, which is wider than spaghetti, but not as wide as fettuccine.

When cooking and preparing linguine you should cook linguine until al dente and drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Place the linguine back into hot pot and stir in butter, cream, garlic, salt, pepper and cheese until butter and cheese start to melt and create a sauce.

Pour in some pasta water to get the sauce to the consistency you want.

In Italian, the word “linguine” means “little tongue,” because of the pasta's flat and long shape.

Because it has a lot of surface area, it's a perfect palette for a variety of sauces that will cling to the noodles.

Favorite linguine sauces include a light marinara or something more substantial like a meaty Bolognese.

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