If you’re making pasta in a hurry you might want to switch your saucepan to a frying pan.
According to food author Harold McGee, cooking pasta in a frying pan works just as well as conventional methods but it takes far less time.
All you need to do is place your pasta in the pan and cover with water. Thanks to the large surface area of the pan, with a shallower amount of water, the liquid will heat more efficiently.
With this method, you also save time draining pasta with a colander.
Simply heat the pan until almost all the liquid has boiled away and the pasta is soft, then remove the pasta with a slotted spoon or tongs.
You can then use the remaining thickened liquid as the base for all kinds of sauces.
McGee’s life hack video was originally posted on YouTube in 2011, but it resurfaced after Delish reminded of the world of his glorious pasta cooking method last week.
We’ll certainly be trying this next time.