Tip: Use a Toast Rack to Help Cook Lasagna Noodles

Here's a fun little tip we picked up via Flickr. We do suspect, however, that this tip will only be useful to our British and Canadian readers, who know what a toast rack is and how to use it. It's not just a unitasker/holder for your toasted bread, you see; it can also be used to make better lasagna.

Do you have problems with lasagna noodles sticking together when you boil them? Flickr member ndrwfgg did. She says:

One of the problems I have always had with lasagne is that even if the packet says "no pre-cooking necessary" that 's always a load of rowlocks (rhymes with...). But if you chuck the whole packet into a large pan of boiling water, you end with a hot sticky mass of sheets of glued-together lasagne, and end up with either scalded fingers or shredded lasagne.

Not any more! The toast rack will cope with being boiled...

Nice! We love tips that turn unitaskers into multitaskers.

Now the question is: do you own a toast rack?

Related: Quick Tip: The Best Way to Cook Pasta

(Image: Flickr member ndrwfgg licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.