Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: An Easy Lasagna

  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Posts
    16,943

    An Easy Lasagna

    I had some of my spaghetti gravy in the freezer and decided to do something different. I also had about 50 grams of Australian cheddar that was getting old. So I decided to do a lasagna. Last Saturday I picked up 200 grams of local mozzarella as well.

    So we start with the ingredients, well most of them. The maid stores the sauce in 3 or 4 person servings.




    In the pan is a bechamel sauce, that I made from simple flour, butter and milk, but I grated the Aussie cheese and mixed it in. Added oregano, a little rosemary and cracked black pepper.

    Then we proceed to the cheesy bits.

    200 more grams of cheese, and you can see the sauce is very meaty with chunks of pork butt in it.

    Now its time for the first layer. They make noodles in Italy now you do not have to pre boil. Cool.



    Now just before going in the oven. Two and a half layers.




    Out of the oven and sitting. Should be 20 or 30 minutes I hope we make it.




    We did not make 30 minutes, hence it fell a bit. The final product with a slice of the garlic bread.

    Ten minutes more would have been perfect. I am tempted to take a photo when its out of the fridge tomorrow morning. I will be cutting off another slice to take to work. Then the layers would be well visible. Cheers.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    the dogcatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Last Online
    24-12-2015 @ 06:41 PM
    Location
    My body is not a temple, It's the hell where I reside.
    Posts
    5,708
    Nan doo sep.

  3. #3
    splendid and tremendous
    somtamslap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    20-08-2019 @ 04:16 PM
    Location
    Down on the farm
    Posts
    13,608
    I can actually smell that through my computer screen...

    Salivation has become order of the day.

  4. #4
    loob lor geezer
    Bangyai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    02-05-2019 @ 08:05 AM
    Location
    The land of silk and money.
    Posts
    5,984
    Looks very tasty as usual AO. Mind you, with all these cooking threads of yours I'm begining to suspect that you've recently joined the ranks of the unemployed and are at a lose end and that Ms AO has ushered you into the kitchen so that you won't be under her feet.


    Still, at least you've got a kitchen. We're in the middle of moving house ( nightmare ) and as I'm doing it all myself we are in the situation that the fridge and the cooker are no longer domiciled under the same roof for a while so looks like I'm gonna be living off cornflakes and mama until we can complete the move.

    Now if you had a moped, a dayglow jacket and a bright orange crash helmet you could start a delivery service and I could stear a little custom your way. Mind you, about 30 k on a moped from there to here I'd have to order a day in advance and give you a lavish tip

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Last Online
    14-09-2011 @ 11:35 PM
    Posts
    21
    WOW that last picture looks......amazing..........I've never done a lasagna like this, will have to try as like you said it really does look easy!

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,699
    I have that exact same pan. I've made lasagna quite a few times, but never with the bechamel sauce added. I'll try that next time.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Posts
    16,943
    Nah I am working more than ever bangyai, in fact a 6 day week. Just a lot of things coming down now so I take the pictures to relax a bit. I realize now my kids get to eat real well here in the LOS. It does not really add to the cooking time, and seems to be appreciated here.

  8. #8
    splendid and tremendous
    somtamslap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    20-08-2019 @ 04:16 PM
    Location
    Down on the farm
    Posts
    13,608
    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    Nan doo sep.
    'That looks tasty' in issanic jargon?

  9. #9
    sabaii sabaii
    Guest
    I just had a pizza hut lasagna, looked nothing like that beauty.

  10. #10
    Newbie songkla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    02-05-2011 @ 04:04 AM
    Posts
    38
    Nicely done!

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    Humbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:34 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    12,299
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    spaghetti gravy
    Curious AO. I've never heard 'spaghetti sauce' refered to as gravy before. Is that a local phrase used in some part of the US?

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Posts
    16,943
    Yup Humbert the old Italian lady who lived next door to me in the states was Mrs. Bettini, she made spaghetti gravy as she called it. Very very thick, she used pork, veal and beef, including bones so the marrow would seep out for hers.

    So in respect I kept the same name.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,699
    I was wondering about that too.

    My nonna, who is pure Napolitano always called spaghetti macaroni and all the other ones pasta. I could never figure that out.

  14. #14
    Member cockneyboy187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 11:10 AM
    Location
    kilosip
    Posts
    145
    a lovely looking lasagna, a good tip for the bechamel sauce thanks

  15. #15
    Member neilandmeechai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    01-08-2017 @ 08:53 AM
    Location
    Angsila Chonburi Thailand
    Posts
    465

    Can I order now please?

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    The final product with a slice of the garlic bread.
    Do you do mail order? ... It looks so good! ... and I am so hungry!

  16. #16
    Member
    Thaidan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Online
    11-04-2014 @ 05:20 PM
    Location
    Chonburi
    Posts
    231
    Great, great, great.

  17. #17
    Member
    jingjoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    09-08-2018 @ 09:12 PM
    Posts
    116
    Great looking lasagna; looks tasty too, aging one. But we seem to be missing the recipe for Mrs. Bettini's very very thick spaghetti gravy with pork, veal and beef, including bones so the marrow would seep out. Without it I believe we can only dream ours would ever capture the essence of your gourmet delight....

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:17 PM
    Posts
    16,943

  19. #19
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,873
    Humbert: You need to go watch "The Godfather" again. There is a great cooking scene when they "go to the mattresses" and one guy is cooking for all the boys in the safehouse. Another when they are in prison. All of the old Italian gangster movies call spaghetti sauce "gravy".

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •