Fideo

Fideo by Nettie Lucio
Videography and Production by Stephen Guzman

Nettie Lucio is the Circulation Supervisor in the Louis J. Blume Library at St. Mary’s University. As a Latina mother of three, it is important for Lucio to pass on tradition. In this short video, Lucio describes how fideo was cooked in her home as a child and how it has been adopted by her own family today. This dish, though initially cooked for its low price and accessibility, remains, in Lucio’s words, “a family favorite.”

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground comino
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups of water
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce

Directions
First, place fideo noodles into skillet. Keep stirring until browned. After browning, add water and let boil for 1 minute. At this point, add salt, pepper, tomato sauce and ground comino into pan. Add more water if necessary. For 4 ½ minutes, let sit and stir until noodles are completely cooked. If preference is less soupy fideo, let sit for 1 minute longer. EAT!

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