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slotted spoon

a large spoon whose bowl has several slots or holes for draining liquid from food being ladled.
Origin of slotted spoon
slot1 + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Transfer the vegetables to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Reduce the heat and skim off the foam with slotted spoon.
  • Remove fish with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Remove the lid with it tilting away from you and gently remove the chicken pieces with a slotted spoon.
  • As the eggs are cooked, lift them from the water with a slotted spoon.
  • With a slotted spoon, push them down into oil until they begin to puff.
  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  • Gently scoop egg from water with a slotted spoon and set on salad.
  • Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and plunge them into a bowl of ice and cold water.

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