Fresh Lasagna Sheets at Tarry Market in Port Chester

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The opening of Tarry Market in Port Chester in November means easy access to freshly made pasta, dry-aged meats from designer farms and specialty cheeses from Europe and the Hudson Valley.

But did you know it’s also going to make your holiday cooking easier?

True. At least if lasagana is on your holiday menu. The market has whole sheets of lasagna for $5.49 a pound.

Gloria Montaleza holds a lasagna sheet Monday at Tarry Market.

“Large sheets are less work and they’re easier to handle,” says Tarry Market executive chef Chris Juliano. Juliano makes the lasagna sheets fresh, using Caputo 00 flour, salt, olive oil, eggs and egg yolks. For the holidays, he’ll also have green pasta, which is made with spinach.

Even though the pasta is fresh, you must still cook it before assembling your lasagna. Otherwise, says Juliano, “as the lasagna heats it will turn the pasta back into a dough.” He recommends cooking the sheets for no more than 2 minutes in salted, boiling water. Then layer as usual. (And if you’re in the market for a new twist on lasagna, get Tarry Market’s duck ragu to use as your sauce. It’s fabulous.)

The sheets are about 6 inches wide by 9 inches long. “And you can always cut them smaller,” says Juliano.

But why would you want to?

The 411 on Tarry Market: 175-179 Main?St., Port?Chester. 914-253-5680. tarrymarket.com

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