Strozzapreti (meaning "Priest Choker" in Italian) is a type of elongated pasta that resembles a rolled towel or piece of paper. It is often served with meat sauces. It is complemented perfectly by a good extra virgin olive oil and slightly warmed cherry tomatoes or pecorino and freshly ground black pepper.
The pasta is made from short, twisted pieces that are the typical light yellow or off-white pasta color. It is often made from flour, water, Parmesan cheese, and egg whites.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Put dried pasta into a large boiling pot with a little salt. Add oil if pieces start to stick. Boil 8 minutes or so, until pasta is al dente. If using fresh pasta, boil only for a couple of minutes.
Conserving and Storing
Store uncooked in bag or container in cool, dark kitchen cabinet or pantry. Store cooked in container with tight lid in the refrigerator. Can be frozen after cooked, but may lose some texture.