Pasta is widely enjoyed all over the world and represents a staple diet for most people. One of the reasons, besides the fact that it’s delicious, is that pasta is fairly easy to make. You just throw it into boiling water; wait for several minutes, pair it with some sauce or cheese, and you’re good to go.
But this doesn’t mean that cooking pasta doesn’t come without challenges. And for many people, the biggest challenge is draining pasta from the cooking water.
It’s fairly easy to make a mistake during this part and end up having more pasta in and around the sink than in your pot if you don’t use a strainer. And even if you do, the spilling accidents are bound to happen. If only there were an easier way to drain pasta and avoid mishaps.
Well, as it turns out, there is an easier way to drain pasta, and we found out about it thanks to TikTok user athomewithshannon. This popular food blogger recently shared a clip in which she demonstrated a genius technique for draining.
According to her, you shouldn’t pour the pasta into a strainer in order to separate the water. Instead, you should put the strainer in the pot with cooked pasta, hold the edges of the strainer and pot firmly, and then simply pour out the water. This will ensure that the pasta remains trapped in the pot and can’t get away.
You can check out the clip, which already racked up more than eight million views, below.