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    I'm not very good at tossing which is strange really since I'm part Italian ( well Sicilian ), no matter how hard I try I just can't seem to drain it dry, where am I going wrong? I can make it fine, have been complimented in fact, but nearly always ends up a sodden mess.
    Any tips / advice appreciated

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    Lol, thought it was called fap-ping these days?

    Banned

    Does it fold back on itself mid toss?

    Original Poster Mod & Ed

    soggy spaghetti is seen as a major crime in my family - almost on par with murder

    LOL!!!!

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    JonnyTwoToes

    Does it fold back on itself mid toss?




    it does! is this a known problem?

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    wishihadadonkey

    it does! is this a known problem?



    Yes. I have the same problem. I can toss for ages and it just doesn't seem to work. I think it's in the quality of the tossing that really matters. Try putting a teatowel over while tossing. This can sometimes take away some of the excess.

    Other than that, try tossing outside in the sun.

    Out of interest, how long do you have it on the boil for?
    Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 8th Jun 2011

    Maybe you're gripping it too hard
    Edited by: "hamsterpig" 8th Jun 2011

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    JonnyTwoToes

    Yes. I have the same problem. I can toss for ages and it just doesn't … Yes. I have the same problem. I can toss for ages and it just doesn't seem to work. I think it's in the quality of the tossing that really matters. Try putting a teatowel over while tossing. This can sometimes take away some of the excess.Other than that, try tossing outside in the sun. Out of interest, how long to you have it on the boil for?



    3 minutes max

    Consistant tossing requires a mastery of the delicate art of balancing to good effect, lubrication to overcome friction and a strong wrist moment in a arching upward motion always with a sudden stop before repeating.

    do you toss salads?

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    black gerbil1

    do you toss salads?



    I have a salad spinner, I'm told I have good wrist action, played lots of tennis in my youth

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    wishihadadonkey

    3 minutes max



    3 minutes should be fine. I've seen it happen when people are in a rush a do it for 1 or 2 minutes and then whack it on a plate. It can leave it looking very bruised and it can easily break - bitter taste as well.

    Beware of spitting at the end of the toss.

    Do you throw it against a wall to make sure it sticks.


    At least you know it's properly cooked

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    hamsterpig

    Do you throw it against a wall to make sure it sticks.At least you know … Do you throw it against a wall to make sure it sticks.At least you know it's properly cooked



    Good tip. Although, if you have nice wallpaper, probably best to throw it against something you can wipe clean. Such as fridge, cooker, chopping board, onion or pork chop.

    some people prefer to use a plastic bag and a neck tie in the wardrobe method

    wishihadadonkey

    where am I going wrong?



    I'd say having a thread title of 'Tossing' along with the name of 'Wish I had a Donkey' is kind of disturbing...lol

    leave it on the heat on the hob in a culinder and sprinkle a little oil over the top, then toss away.

    lukekey

    leave it on the heat on the hob in a culinder and sprinkle a little oil … leave it on the heat on the hob in a culinder and sprinkle a little oil over the top, then toss away.



    Do you mean? Use just a little oil on the nob and be careful where you sprinkle

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    Maybe you could ask your dad to show you how he does it.

    My mum used to say if you toss to hard you'll go blind, I'm actually blind in one eye, Not sure if it's all the tossing I did when I was younger or simply because I didn't wear my glasses, My wife does the tossing now, She's much better at it than me.

    Original Poster Mod & Ed

    hamsterpig

    Do you throw it against a wall to make sure it sticks.At least you know … Do you throw it against a wall to make sure it sticks.At least you know it's properly cooked



    I might try it against the wall, never afraid to try something new, I have wipeclean surfaces

    lmao at these comments X)

    too many tossers itt X)

    I get the best results by laying on my arm until it goes dead.

    Think this needs a mass debate to decide which is the best way.

    The other day I was tossing and my Mum walked in on me. She said "That's not how you do it, give that here." Within seconds my lettuce was soggy and limp. Grrrrr, Mums, what do they know eh?!

    Original Poster Mod & Ed

    Quick update, have tried the various methods suggested, still no luck, just hope with practice it comes right one day

    wishihadadonkey

    Quick update, have tried the various methods suggested, still no luck, … Quick update, have tried the various methods suggested, still no luck, just hope with practice it comes right one day



    Tossing does take a lot of practice, you are best off starting slowly otherwise it goes everywhere, but you can speed up and get more proficient with experience.

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    You've probably notice I've woken up as a chubby black christian man this morning. Had a quick toss this morning in prep for eating later tonight. I have to say I was awesome. Took twice as long but the quality was superb! Had to use both hands - maybe that's where you're going wrong?

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    JonnyTwoToes

    You've probably notice I've woken up as a chubby black christian man this … You've probably notice I've woken up as a chubby black christian man this morning. Had a quick toss this morning in prep for eating later tonight. I have to say I was awesome. Took twice as long but the quality was superb! Had to use both hands - maybe that's where you're going wrong?



    I do have very small hands

    wishihadadonkey

    I do have very small hands



    small hands makes spaghetti look bigger X)

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    Rupz

    small hands makes spaghetti look bigger X)



    aah Rupz has entered at last! What took you so long with a title like tossing?

    wishihadadonkey

    aah Rupz has entered at last! What took you so long with a title like … aah Rupz has entered at last! What took you so long with a title like tossing?



    sorry thougth i saw a post in FS/FS "good c0ck wanted" but with all the right handed exercise thats going on im partially sighted. Anyway they wanted a good cook. took some time but im here now....

    so doesnt seem like much debating going on here..... where are all the debators X)

    I hear the students are enrolling for a course on this, I'm sure Rupz will be supervising them in some ways.

    Joey Bloggsy

    I hear the students are enrolling for a course on this, I'm sure Rupz … I hear the students are enrolling for a course on this, I'm sure Rupz will be supervising them in some ways.



    always more than happy to help any female on HUKD X)

    Cool story about your **** bro
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