I’m sure spaghetti is nothing new to all of you, but did you know you could make crispy macaroni as a snack aside from all types of spaghetti? It’s one of the simplest recipes we will ever see and get our hands in, but it is not less delicious than store-bought treats at all.
The history of Macaroni
Let’s imagine how lacking our cuisine collection would be if there is no pasta on the table. However, as surprising as it sounds, the inventor of this irreplaceable ingredient has never had their name written in history.
Legend and Fable
The most famous myth must be the story of Marco Polo, who traveled to China and returned with a bag full of Chinese noodles. But the raw material for pasta is rice flour, while noodles are mostly made from wheat, thus we can only guess the traveler was being creative. Still, the real history has shown a difference in the timeline, as pasta had been in use for two centuries by the time Marco Polo came home.
Writers with a good reputation, Matil Serao for example, told an interesting story about a magician stirring a cauldron filled with a red concoction. You might have had your prediction already: the mixture smells of spaghetti and meat sauce. Nonetheless, the same goes for this legend since America and tomatoes weren’t discovered when witches and sorceries were still around.
The origin might be from Sicily?
The fallen Roman empire took away many sources of information, and our discovery road became extremely hard. The medieval cooks certainly had tried putting something similar in their pan of hot soup, yet we still need to do a time-skip.
In 1154, Al Idrisi, a great Arabian geographer, wrote in his book: ‘In Sicily, there is a town called Trabia, an enchanting place blessed with water year-round and mills. In this town, they make food from flour in the form of strings’.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The pasta industry must have been established by then. There was no lone inventor and definitely no magician, even though the ingredient itself is a miracle to us nowadays. (1)
How to make Crispy Macaroni?Print
Crispy Macaroni | Extremely Delicious Snack Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Category: Snack
- Method: Frying
The preparation is as easy as a piece of cake! Let’s see what you need to gather for a dish full of crispy macaroni.
- 100g pasta
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cooking oil: ½ tablespoon
- Cheese powder: ½ teaspoon
Step 1: Boil the macaroni
- Boil the pasta in a pot with water, salt, and cooking oil. The salt will get absorbed in your macaroni and give it a stronger flavor as well as some greasiness.
- After about 5 minutes, the pasta will become fairly soft, and you can fish it out from the boiled water.
- Rinse the macaroni with cold water. The sudden change of temperatures will ensure the crispiness of the snack later on.
Step 2: Fry the pasta
- Use a sufficient amount of oil to deep-fry the macaroni and use medium heat.
- It will take about 3 – 4 minutes until you will see a darker shade on the cooked pasta.
- Filter the excess oil with a sieve and kitchen papers so your snack won’t be soaked and soft with oil.
- Mix the fried pasta and cheese well, and serve immediately.
- When boiling the pasta, you can lay it on a tray and let the air dry it a little.
- Of course, you can be creative with the flavorings in your crispy macaroni! For a sweet taste, try fruit powders or cocoa and matcha. In my version, I use powdered cheese. I have seen a garlic adaptation and a Kurkure recipe too!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 364 kcal
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 1349mg
- Fat: 9.4g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7g
- Carbohydrates: 57.4g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Protein: 12g
- Cholesterol: 75mg
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