"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:54 PM   #11
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,296
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesfolk View Post
convenience
Sorry, I don't see how it would be more convenient. Especially if you have to store them in the fridge for the night and playing with them if they stick together. They cook so quickly. I can see making the sauce the day before...that woiuld save time.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 05:52 PM   #12
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
I have made mine in advance before. I cook them part way and then rinse them well to get rid of the starch and lay them flat in a large dish. When I do them this way I use my microwave and a 8x11 pyrex dish and cook them on high until just soft.
__________________

__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 06:39 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
... Those no "boil noodles" are lousy in my opinion.

That's the beauty of personal preferences. I think the other noodles are nasty. Barilla makes an exelent product, I absolutely love them.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 07:01 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
That's the beauty of personal preferences. I think the other noodles are nasty. Barilla makes an exelent product, I absolutely love them.
I agree about Barilla no boil lasagna noodles. Foolproof.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
That's the beauty of personal preferences. I think the other noodles are nasty. Barilla makes an exelent product, I absolutely love them.
I like them too because they tend to be thinner.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
Executive Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,788
If you choose to cook ahead and store in water, I recomend pulling them very al dente. The pasta still absorbs the water even when cold. They have a saying in Italy that goes "Pasta e sempre secco". Which means pasta is alway thirsty. Another thing you could do is drain the water, and lay them out on paper towel to dry them up so your lasagne isn't watery. You can also lay a generous dusting of parmesan and/or fine breadcrumbs on the bottom of the pan to help prevent you dish from being watery.
__________________
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 07:53 AM   #17
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
I think it's better to cook lasagna noodles on the same day.
__________________
jameserickson80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:09 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
I prefer Barilla no boil lasagne noodles over most of the others that you have to boil... I find the no boils much more tender, and lighter... Of course when I want to make it really special I go to my Italian market and buy their homemade noodles... But back to the OP's question... Before the no boils were around i've precooked my noodles, what I did was lay them out on wax paper, then put another piece of wax paper over top and then loosely roll up the paper... I only did it this way if I needed to make quite a few trays of lasagne...
__________________

__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lasagna, noodles

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.