Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:Ah, Griffin, I was meaning to ask you the volume of sauce contributed, so we can tally the noodle equivalent. Probably 1 ml = 1 noodle? We need experimental evidence of how much sauce it takes to cover a noodle.
I know 8 oz. volume of sauce (pre-reduction) generally works for 11 oz. of cooked spaghetti. What this converts to in pre-cooked noodles, I don't know.
Odd you should mention sauce, I have just fallen over a jarful, so as it is slightly damaged I'm donating that as well as that extra noodle.
As to the comparative question. Luckily I kept my old Imperial Weights and Measures Chart. 28.413 ml = 1 fluid oz. so thats an easy conversion. But. I believe we should be working in base units of the old Galle
ons per sackful of Noodles. That's 160 fl.oz. to the Galle
on as I remember. So, 4,560.08 ml is required. By steady reckoning on the weight of a sackful, you can obtain the per noodle figure. A one hundredweight sackful may be the best for shoulder hoisting. Giving 2,508.8 oz. per sackful and therefore 228.073 oz. portions (rounded up) of noodles. Extrapolating from this we can deduce that 1824.582 ml (rounded up) of sauce is needed per sackful. Measured this way it becomes apparent that pre-/post- cooking can be eliminated and the per noodle sauce figure should be as you say 1 ml per noodle.
I have confirmed this by experiment, although I had difficulty extracting the spring onions which were surplus to requirement. I used the old pot boiler and a large dose of salts (although we must assume that salts may not be available to all recipients). With the pot balanced on the yard arm over a burning coal, 1 noodle was 15/16 " covered in less than 1 second on the digital timer. The coating was then verified by the lick and spit method.
Given that the recipients will be delighted to receive anything at all, I believe we could reduce coverage by a further 3/16 " and rely on natural wastage. This brings the sauce equivalent
contributed value so far to 511.434 ml. Or in other words, we need more sauce.
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