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To put raw spaghtetti into a home made tomato sauce?

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DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 16-Nov-12 21:43:12

I realised it would take for 5 minutes forever to clean one of the two small pots suitable for cooking enough pasta pour moi. So I put the tinned tomatoes in with all the bits and then put the raw spaghetti in. Is that unreasonable or am I a short-cut genius a la Nigella? You know, like chopping stuff with scissors. I invented it first envy but was ashamed to admit to anyone...

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 16-Nov-12 21:44:25

Did it work?

CaliforniaLeaving Fri 16-Nov-12 21:44:35

You're a short cut genius grin My SIL used to do that when her boys were little, she hated washing up LOL

Anonymumous Fri 16-Nov-12 21:45:45

Isn't that what you're supposed to do? confused Whoops...

OhBuggerandArse Fri 16-Nov-12 21:46:10

Bad bad idea. It will all stick together and produce sludge. It'd be a better use of slovenly impulses to just cook the spaghetti (separately) in a dirty pot. The boiling water will dissolve most of the muck...

GoldenGreen Fri 16-Nov-12 21:46:35

That is a brilliant idea. I did similar today - heated up some tomato soup and had the genius idea of putting some gnocchi in towards the end. Was very nice!

MrsMangoBiscuit Fri 16-Nov-12 21:48:22

I make bolognaise in the slow cooker, then chuck in raw pasta 45 minutes or so before we eat. That works a treat. In a pan though, I'd probably do as OhBuggerandArse suggests.

Pippinintherain Fri 16-Nov-12 21:50:15

I whack it all in a big dish and put in the oven for 45 mins.

Saves on washing up.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 16-Nov-12 21:50:45

Ohbugger you're a party pooper. And also you're a little right. the sauce is a bit dry. As if the pasta soaked up all the liquid. Edible though. Nowt wrong with it.

Fuchzia Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:17

My mum used to layer raw spaghetti with Tom sauce grated cheese and few olives. Baked in the oven for fourth minutes it was yum. Like a v cheap lasangne

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:38

I suppose you could adda bit more water to the sauce then let it cook out.

Sounds grim though. Just use another pan.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 16-Nov-12 21:53:00

One pot had the oil from chorizo as I couldn't be bothered to find a pan and the other has breakfast porridge stuck to the bottom. Maybe I should've used one with the chorizo, it would've made for a more interesting layer of flavours grin.

bigheartedwoman Fri 16-Nov-12 21:54:35

sound great to me! Thats tomorrow night sorted!!

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 16-Nov-12 21:54:37

I put prawns in it at the end, so it cancels out the grim way of cooking it. yes, I thought it would be like cooking lasagne.

mrskeithrichards Fri 16-Nov-12 22:03:38

You are all geniuses!!

Pippinintherain Fri 16-Nov-12 23:44:19

Just add more liquid and chuck in the oven.

SlightlySoupStainedBabygrows Sat 17-Nov-12 00:07:56

Used to do this in my overly short lunch break, when I only had one ring on the stove that would heat up quickly enough. Works better with quick cook pasta, otherwise it takes too long to cook through.

Bogeyface Sat 17-Nov-12 00:11:59

cook the spaghetti then add the cold sauce to the pan (after draining the spag hmm ) and it heats through. Job done.

Casmama Sat 17-Nov-12 00:13:09

I often do this but then I tend to chuck in two tins of chopped toms so there is generally some excess liquid which is absorbed by the pasta.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 17-Nov-12 07:54:36

unfortunately I have a pan with a silicon handle and not one of those I could bang in the oven.

I had to fry the onions first so couldn't boil the pasta in the pan first.

seeker Sat 17-Nov-12 08:03:50

My Italian grandfather is spinning in his grave.........

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