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20 March 2008 @ 11:09 am
lasagna noodles  
I keep coming across references to using noodles when making lasagne, which seems totally weird to me. I think it's an American thing. Are they using a layer of spaghetti shaped things when making lasagne, or calling sheets of lasagna pasta noodles?
 
 
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Rabbitmetalrabbit on March 20th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Those crazy kids do equate the word noodle with what we call a pasta sheet.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Phew! All pasta, or just sheets and long, thin ones?
(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
By the power of google ...
Just looked for it in google images http://images.google.com/images?q=lasagna+noodles

Seems they come in thinner strips, not just sheets
a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Re: By the power of google ...
Ah, clever. I looked for noodles, and got pictures of noodles.

So it looks like they got called noodles because they're long and thin(ish), but the name has spread to the wider sheets - a couple of the photos were of the sheets that we use.

Every time I come across it, I imagine a layer looking like this:


Without the plastic.
The Doctor: misc bakingpisica on March 20th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Re: By the power of google ...
Ah. No.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Re: By the power of google ...
It could work! Maybe.
W. B.Samplewill_sample on March 20th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re: By the power of google ...
..that would be a baked spaghetti, with odd elements.




a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Re: By the power of google ...
The most important element being layers :-)

I had a Japanese western dish once, I think it's called doria, that's like lasagne, but with rice instead of pasta. Tasty.
Your Momnebula1500 on March 20th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
I think of any kind of pasta as a noodle.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
That's oodles of noodles!

Do you call things like rice noodles/vermicelli noodles as well, or do noodles have to be made of wheat?
schmoomomschmoomom on March 20th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, lasagne noodles are long pasta sheets. Twice as long as the ones here (come on, it's AMERICA, it HAS to be BIGGER!), but same width.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 20th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
The same width? At least the first four photos in the link that mysterious commenter gave looked much narrower. Like this:


Unless that's a really big pan.

Speaking of pans, here's an interesting one!


Then there's ones that look the same as I'm used to, and others I can't make out.
schmoomomschmoomom on March 20th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Big pan. It's 9x13, at least. The ones there are only slightly narrower (I just checked in our cupboard). Mucho longer tho. And lasagne there is made differently. No bechamel sauce, just tomato sauce, maybe meat, noodles, ricotta cheese (sometimes mixed with egg) and tons of parmesan on top. /drool That's your basic one.

Ah, you found the Edge pan. Man, I'd kill for one of those. They freaking rock. Every piece has a crispy edge! Brownies....lasagna....mmmmmmm
kristammkristamm on March 20th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
I thought it looked like someone was using the cutlery drawer as a lasagne pan!
schmoomomschmoomom on March 20th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Only in Amuuuurkia BABY!

http://www.bakersedge.com/
kristammkristamm on March 20th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I like the middle bits. Are they going to revoke my US citizenship now? Will they let me back in the homeland??
a very caring potato: broken icemollydot on March 20th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
I like the middle too. Lasagne shouldn't be crunchy!
schmoomomschmoomom on March 20th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
WHAT? HEATHEN!!!!

You....you.........middle-bit-liker.

:-D
a very caring potato: flying spaghetti monstermollydot on March 20th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
You....you.........middle-bit-liker.

Now, now. No name calling in my journal!


kristammkristamm on March 20th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
No, it's OK. I admit it. We had to fight for the middle bits at my house, and now I'm proud of being a middle-bit-liker. (My dad likes the middle bits, too, and he's bigger.)
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a very caring potatomollydot on March 21st, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Will do.

This is a public post. I'm screening your comment because of the phone number.
holmesfanholmesfan on March 21st, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oops. Didn't realise it was a public post. Thanks for the screening. I'll try to edit anyway to remove the # - if that is possible.
Later. Couldn't edit but could delete.

Edited at 2008-03-21 06:42 pm (UTC)
a very caring potatomollydot on March 21st, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
You can't edit once someone has replied.

Leaving it screened would have been fine - only you and I can see it when it's screened.

I've texted her. Haven't had any reply yet.