Pasta is one of those items you should always have in the pantry. Instant pasta is so easy to cook and there are so many good quality “fresh” dried pastas in the market, you can really have a good choice between almost every type of pasta from your normal spaghetti right through to lasagne sheets.
There is another use for lasagne sheets other than in lasagne’s. When I was a young apprentice, I remember how much it surprised me when I was shown another use for lasagne sheets. The chef cooked a chef’s meal by simply heating a pan really hot, cooking lasagne sheets, ripping it into smaller strips and browning it in a pan until it’s slightly “crispy” then adding all the other ingredients through for flavour such as the shallots, garlic and chilli. Simple dish, quick and using only the ingredients available in the kitchen.