He uses a spatula to flatten the onions and the meat together, creating a broad circular patty with an uneven edge.
Free up the crust with a spatula, and breaking it into smaller pieces, place and serve on separate serving dish.
Sam was in the kitchen standing over a sizzling skillet of bacon, spatula in hand.
1520s, from Latin spatula "broad piece, spatula," diminutive of spatha "broad, flat tool or weapon," from Greek spathe "broad blade" (see spade (n.1)). Erroneous form spattular is attested from c.1600.