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When I prepare homemade egg pasta (tagliatelle, fettuccine, spaghetti, etc), which is the better way to store it?

I used to keep it in a cotton cloth, but sometimes it becomes moldy.

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I always freeze my leftover fresh pasta. I lay it flat on a cookie sheet, place it in the freezer for a couple of hours, and then when it is frozen I transfer it into a Tupperware container. I always use a rigid container instead of freezer bag as the bag does not protect against breakage when the pasta is moved around in the freezer.

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Agreed. Excellent method. And if you want to keep it fresh for a few days, I would recommend letting it dry thoroughly. –  Mrs. Garden Dec 15 '10 at 16:56
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