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Authentic Lasagna

jeff55432 | | Jan 12, 2014 06:40 PM

While I appreciate (and love) an Italian-American-style lasagna with a sweet tomato sauce and loads of mozzarella (my current favorite is Jimbo's "Italian" restaurant version in Blaine (OK, let's all be honest, and no offense to those of you who live in Blaine, but a restaurant named "Jimbo's Italian Restaurant" could only be in a suburb such as Blaine).

At any rate, it is quite tasty and much better than Cossetta's or even D'amico's.

Anyway, I attempted to make the real thing at home tonight, and despite the so-called "authentic" recipe, it turned out flat. Authentic lasagna supposedly contains a layering of meat sauce (ragu), bechamel sauce (thickened milk), lasagna noodles, and fresh mozz. The ragu called for canned tomatoes and was so sour I'll have heartburn into next week. The bechamel sauce did nothing to the dish other than adding additional fat and calories. It honestly tasted like a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli but with lasagna noodles. This was disappointing considering the recipe was from Mario Batalli.

So where is the best place in town to get authentic lasagna so I can see what the real deal tastes like?

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