Send me your ears
Orecchiette means little ears in italian. true to their name these adorable little shells resemble their namesake. they are slightly domed with the center somewhat thinner than the rims. they measure about 3/4 of an inch across. if you like your pasta al dente, nine minutes will do it; eleven minutes results in a softer pasta. sauce adheres well to these and they taste and look great. dececcio is a reliable brand but i can find these for significantly less at price chopper and other local supermarkets. this is a delicious pasta that is attractive in appearance and fun to eat. it does well with sauce or just butter and garlic and is a unique addition in pasta salad.