View Full Version : Does anyone have...
11-07-2008, 02:07 AM
...a sure fire way to soften veggie noodles?
11-07-2008, 07:33 AM
Hey. What type of veggie noodles?
11-07-2008, 09:08 AM
Gosh, I can't think of anything that some combination of oil, salt, massage, and some time in the dehydrator wouldn't soften at least somewhat...
11-07-2008, 05:05 PM
Sorry...I should have give more info...
I have tried spiralizing carrots and zucchini and they just won't soften. I also would LOVE to make fettucine sized noodles out of both carrots and zucchini, but not until I can figure out how to soften them.
I really, really want a soft noodle (SAD pasta-like). I use the crunchy zucchini and carrot noodles, but then I just feel like I am eating a salad not pasta.
B.t.w. I have tried the kelp noodles, and like them, but they are so expensive. Especially since you can make a ton of veggie noodles out of 2 carrots or one zucchini! :)
11-07-2008, 05:39 PM
In the past, I have put the spiralized zucchini in the dehydrator and they came out fairly soft. Now, I heat my marinara sauce in a double boiler over hot water, and then I put the raw zucchini in and stir a while longer. I find that far more satisfying than having softened zucchini. Warm is all I want. I also find that eating raw is not eating SAD without the cooking. My food does not have to remotely resemble anything I have eaten in the past. Just my take.
Crazy Healer Lady
11-07-2008, 06:43 PM
I had the same problem! Crunchy noodles. So I massaged salt into them (both zuccini and carrot) and the zuccini noodles, within twenty minutes are just like SAD noodles, and the carrots are much more limp. For one zuccini add maybe 1/2 tsp salt (sprinkled), massage, and dehydrate 20 m or however long it takes to make the sauce :) YUM! :D
11-08-2008, 02:32 AM
I second the recommendation of putting salt on them, and you don't really need to put them in the dehydrator unless you want to warm them up. The salt causes a reaction that chemically dehydrates the vegetables through osmosis I believe, you will notice a lot of water has come out, so I recommend putting them in a colander so the water can drip out.
11-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Yep I use a little bit of very fine sea salt sprinkled on there
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