Ptitim put in a saucepan, pour twice as much boiling water, salt, cook for 15-20 minutes, covered with a lid, over low heat. Stir every 5 minutes while cooking.
Ptitim letters or asterisks cook a little less: 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pasta.
How to cook ptitim
You will need – ptitim, water, salt, oil to taste 1. Put ptitim in a saucepan, pour twice as much boiling water: for every 50 grams of cereal, take 100 milliliters of water. 2. Put the pan on the fire, add salt and a little sunflower oil. 3. Cover the pan with a lid, cook for 5 minutes, then stir. 4. Cook for another 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. It is very important not to overcook the chicken so that it does not burn and become too dry. 5. Throw the chicken in a colander. Your pet is ready to eat!
How delicious to cook ptitim
When cooking, ptitim doubles in volume: it absorbs all the water and does not need to be washed. A property of ptitim that is convenient for cooking is that it does not stick together. Since the pasta balls are very dense, the ptitim remains crumbly when cooked. Ptitim can be used in regular “pasta” dishes, or it can be added to soup as vermicelli. Ptitim is pasta very similar to cereals. Because of this property, ptitim is often called “Israeli couscous”, and it is no coincidence that couscous, like ptitim, is made from wheat products, with the only difference being that couscous is made from semolina, and ptitim is made from flour. Historically, the bird comes from Israel. In the middle of the last century, after the repartition of the Jews, the authorities decided to invent and produce a product that would replace the usual rice and couscous, which had become unavailable at that time. At first, ptitim was produced in the form of rice grains, and then the shape of balls was more suitable for pasta. Currently, ptitim is produced in a wide variety of forms – from stars to letters. The features of ptitim that distinguish it from other pasta are a small scattering, a relatively dense structure, and at the same time it contains only water and flour from durum wheat. Keep in mind that not any small pasta is ptitim: if, for example, there is an egg in the content of pasta, then this is not ptitim, but ordinary noodles, and it will not turn out crumbly. Ptitim’s calorie content is 360 kcal/100 grams. Ptitim, like any pasta, is very high in calories, but with proper preparation and moderate consumption, it will not lead to overweight. The cost of ptitim, similar to couscous, is from 120 rubles / 400 grams.