You’ve probably been straining pasta wrong your whole life… and the right way makes things much easier

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NEWS flash spaghetti lovers – this is how you should really be straining your pasta.

The family favourite dish is cooked by thousands of Brits every week, but have you ever heard of this handy tip?

 How do you strain your pasta? You could be doing it all wrong

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How do you strain your pasta? You could be doing it all wrong

To remove the water, most of us tip our pasta into a sieve.

We then re-add it into the pan, before mixing in sauce and the other ingredients of our choice.

But apparently, this is a complete waste of time.

To cut corners, you can attach a strainer to the pan, before tipping the water straight down the sink.

 A Twitter user posted photos of someone placing the sieve inside the pan before straining

A Twitter user posted photos of someone placing the sieve inside the pan before straining

The cooking hack emerged on social media earlier this week and racked up more than 57,000 likes.

Many admitted their minds had been blown by the kitchen revelation.

One Twitter user said: “THATS HOW YOURE SUPPOSE TO DO IT?

“My dumba** has been pouring it into the strainer just to pour it back into the pan after. Wooooooooow.”

 Not everyone was convinced that the trick would even work

Not everyone was convinced that the trick would even work
 One foodie asked why her favourite chefs didn't strain the water this way

One foodie asked why her favourite chefs didn’t strain the water this way

Despite this, not everyone was convinced the trick would work.

A concerned cook said: “He’s one handing it? How does the spaghetti not just slip through to the other side?”

Another agreed: “This is not how you do it, this is not how the professional chefs of Food network do it, no.”

This isn’t the only spaghetti tip to spark the interest of foodies in recent months.

Here’s why you should never throw away the water you use to cook pasta.

And Italian chefs revealed whether or not it makes a difference if you add pasta to cold or boiling water.

TV chef Donal Skehan reveals how to make a yummy pasta dish using just ONE PAN

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