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food mill

a hand-operated kitchen device for puréeing fruits and vegetables. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for food mill
  • If your sauce is chunky, either put it through a food mill or pulse it in a food processor fitted with the steel blade.
  • If needed, run the mix through a food mill or sieve to remove seeds and lumps.
  • Mash mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or a food mill into a bowl to remove skins.
  • Put tomatoes through food mill or press through strainer to remove seeds and peel.
  • Peel them, mash them in a ricer or a food mill, and turn into a mixing bowl.
  • Purée plums with liquid in batches in food mill set over a bowl.
  • Put the ketchup through a food mill, reheat it, and pour it into hot sterilized jar.
Contemporary definitions for food mill

a tool used to grind and puree soft foods through perforated disks using a hand-turned crank

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