Spinach pasta is fun to make if you like doing a lot of work! Also, it’s fun to eat. And green.
- 8 ounces fresh spinach
- 12 oz all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
First, prepare the spinach. Prepare water for shocking: a bowl of ice water will do. Boil several quarts of water, immerse spinach, bring (back) to a boil, then, using tongs, remove spinach and add to ice water. When the spinach is cold, drain.
Squeeze the spinach with your hands until it is quite dry. You should have less than four ounces. Coarsely chop and add to a food processor with the flour and eggs. Pulse until it comes together.
On a floured counter, knead 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 24 hours.
Roll and cut as per pasta machine directions or roll and cut by hand. This recipe makes more than you think. Serves 4 to 6.