Posted on | October 26, 2007 | 3 Comments
Tomorrow I am off to historic Philadelphia with my family for the last weekend getaway of the fall season. We hope to enjoy the gorgeous fall leaves along the way, and balance contemporary fun and history on our itinerary. Our hotel we are staying at provides a full kitchen, which is great news for me! I find it difficult to travel, not knowing where to eat since it is not always convenient or possible to bring a bag lunch or cooler with me wherever I go. Having a celiac reaction away from home is just rotten.
As I plan my vacation menu, I decided a simple pasta dish would fit the bill; that reminded me of the DeBoles Corn Elbow gluten free pasta noodles I tried on my last trip back home. I swiped them from my parents’ gluten free cabinet, and have no idea how much they cost.
I paired the elbow noodles with a simple marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. I was pleased to discover the corn noodles held their shape very well- no mushiness or falling apart. The final product appeared pale yellow and seemed slightly textured.
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the flavor. The corn flavor of the pasta competed with my tomato-based sauce, and it simply didn’t taste good. I imagine the flavor would be better paired with a cream-based sauce or may work well in some type of casserole. In this case, they just weren’t for me.
PROS: not mushy, keeps shape, slight texture holds onto sauce
CONS: corn flavor of noodles may compete with flavorful sauces
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
I wanna try this pasta! Where can I buy it?
Ingredients: yellow corn meal and yellow corn flour