slotted spoon

noun
a large spoon whose bowl has several slots or holes for draining liquid from food being ladled.

Origin:
slot1 + -ed3

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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.
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Remove fish with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
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