Monday, September 28, 2009

Martha's Favs Mondays: Chinese Spider

Nope, not an insect, but the slotted utensil that can used for draining/scooping up deep fried items, dumplings, gnocchi, penne, etc. These days, there are many stainless steel tools that improved on the original Chinese version, which has a bamboo handle. Unlike their new stainless steel counterparts, the original version is much lighter but still very much sturdy at the same time.
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Spider skimmers are not the easiest to clean because of their woven design. So mostly, I use it for non-greasy operations and wash quickly after use in hot water to prevent food from drying on its many crevices.

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