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Old 24.11.2015, 21:59
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That's because they are pre-cooked and dried. It's exactly the ones I don't want for that particular recipe. I want the ones you have to boil first.
Just treat them as ones that need boiling first and boil then before use.

That's what I've done before.
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Just treat them as ones that need boiling first and boil then before use.

That's what I've done before.
Doesn't taste the same. But yes, I can do that. I've tried. Really, it's not a big problem. I make other lasagna recipes with regular lasagnas, and when I'm home I buy a box or two to take back. Been away for long enough to learn how to live without. But I find it funny, it's really the only thing I've never found since moving to Europe. Granted I've had to search for some ingredients, but I've always found it in the end.
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Old 24.11.2015, 22:36
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That's because they are pre-cooked and dried. It's exactly the ones I don't want for that particular recipe. I want the ones you have to boil first.
No, i'm talking about regular noodles. The kind that say on the package that they must be boiled first. Not any pre-cooked, oven ready things.
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

When we first came to Basel we used to dream of there being supermarkets. We had to eat handfuls of hot gravel. Tnen the first supermarkets only sold one kind of gruel. Eventually they got different flavours of gruel. These days Swiss supermarkets have really got exotic. You can buy tomato soup, ready made rösti in a bag, Aromat, everything you need for a wholesome meal.

What more do you need?
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Old 24.11.2015, 22:38
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Grüeli is Basel's regional dish.
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No, i'm talking about regular noodles. Not any pre-cooked, oven ready things.
Lasagnas? Really? Will have to look again, because all the ones I have found have to be used right from the box. Like the ones we had today (bought at Migros).
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Old 24.11.2015, 22:40
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When we first came to Basel we used to dream of there being supermarkets. We had to eat handfuls of hot gravel. Tnen the first supermarkets only sold one kind of gruel. Eventually they got different flavours of gruel. These days Swiss supermarkets have really got exotic. You can buy tomato soup, ready made rösti in a bag, Aromat, everything you need for a wholesome meal.

What more do you need?

Eee, you have it easy up in Basel!

Here in Glarnerland, we have to wrestle the cattle to the ground to extract the juice of their udders, which we make into green cheese, which has to ripen for several years, during which time we live on grass and the muck from beneath our toenails.

Supermarkets? We wish!
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Eat it with your friends.

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Old 24.11.2015, 22:43
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Yeah, I know. You really don't need to boil the 'must boil' type. With enough liquid in the dish, they boil just fine on their own while baking.

A few years ago I made about 10 lasagnas for my own wedding reception and all the guests said 'wow, so much work! so many noodles to pre boil!' I didn't tell them that it only took me about 2 hours including baking time...
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Old 24.11.2015, 23:45
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That's because they are pre-cooked and dried.
No, they aren't.

There is simply no need to pre-cook them, or any pasta in general that will be baked.

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No, they aren't.

There is simply no need to pre-cook them, or any pasta in general that will be baked.

Tom
Will take your word on it. They taste good in regular lasagna recipes, just not on in my mother's. Too thin, too soft. Again the subjective "that's what I grew up with" factor.

My point remains, lasagna plates like we have at home in Québec is the single item of food I have never found in 19 years in Europe. The rest, I've either found or been able to switch for an acceptable equivalent.
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Old 25.11.2015, 00:00
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Re: Swiss Supermarkets

Just to be clear, these lasagna sheets -- yea or nay? Yes, it does say on the pack that there's no need to pre-cook, but these have always worked for me.
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Old 25.11.2015, 00:02
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No, they aren't.

There is simply no need to pre-cook them, or any pasta in general that will be baked.

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Please show me a Pasta al forno recipe where the pasta is not boiled before being added to the sauce.
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Please show me a Pasta al forno recipe where the pasta is not boiled before being added to the sauce.
For example:

http://www.barilla.net.au/recipes_an...d-ricotta.html

There are plenty more (large stuffed shells, etc.)

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Old 25.11.2015, 00:20
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For example:

http://www.barilla.net.au/recipes_an...d-ricotta.html

There are plenty more (large stuffed shells, etc.)

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No, I obviously meant a classic pasta al forno recipe (siciliana or many others) and not a cannelloni recipe otherwise I would have asked for one of those and been a bit more specific but you said 'generally' so you were wrong.

Never mind.

Perhaps an Italian on this forum could correct me but not a wanna-be Italian yank.
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Just to be clear, these lasagna sheets -- yea or nay? Yes, it does say on the pack that there's no need to pre-cook, but these have always worked for me.
That's what I find, and yes, the pack says to use them dry with a slightly runny filling. And yes, it is possible to boil them first.

But they are way thinner than what you find in the States and my childhood recipe (my mom is French Canadian, there is no way this is an authentic Italian recipe, btw) isn't runny at all. Whether I boil them or jot beforehand, it still doesn't taste the same as Catellis lasagnas. But I use them for other lasagna recipes.

Drifting off-topic here, can we quit the subject of lasagnas?
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No, I obviously meant a classic pasta al forno recipe (siciliana or many others) and not a cannelloni recipe otherwise I would have asked for one of those and been a bit more specific but you said 'generally' so you were wrong.

Never mind.

Perhaps an Italian on this forum could correct me but not a wanna-be Italian yank.
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I was thinking

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Just to be clear, these lasagna sheets -- yea or nay? Yes, it does say on the pack that there's no need to pre-cook, but these have always worked for me.
I find them still hard if I don't put them in hot water first for about 2 minutes.
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As for canned soup: convenience, ease, to appease hunger when you have a remarkably busy life and haven't necessarily got a couple of hours every day to make everything from scratch.
I don't have a lot of time either, but I like good food. Which is why I make soup from scratch quite often. It takes hardly longer than heating up a can of soup, and I usually make a batch that lasts several days.
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