Why this $6 spatula should be in every kitchen
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- I have a lot of tools in my kitchen, but this $6 fish spatula is the best thing I own.
- It has a sharp edge and super thin, flexible build that was developed for using with delicate fish fillets.
- I use the spatula for pretty much everything because it makes flipping ingredients easy and keeps crispy crusts intact.
I cook pretty much every day. Not just for myself and my partner, but for our neighbors, friends, and family, too (and for a while, even as a professional caterer). I do it in part because I enjoy it, and in part because it saves me a tremendous amount of money. Either way, sharing food with people I love is one of my greatest joys in life.Another of my greatest joys is this $6 fish spatula I got on Amazon.
I'm honestly not sure where I learned about the miracle of the fish spatula, but it was likely from watching too much Food Network, or cooking with chef friends, or reading Bon Appetit magazine on an airplane. Regardless, I'm sure glad I did.
Designed to allow cooks to effortlessly flip delicate fillets of fish, it's actually good for so much more. Whether on a sheet pan or in a skillet, its razor-thin, angled edge allows you to flip anything without disrupting or dislodging the golden brown crust you worked hard to archive. Slats in the steel allow grease and oil to drip through when you're using it to lift shallow-fried foods, and a flexible build allows you to maneuver easily and get proper leverage even in a crowded pan.
I use mine for everything from transferring freshly baked cookies onto a plate to flipping fried potato latkes in a bubbling hot cast iron skillet. I also use it to scrape down all the brown bits left behind from cooking veggies and proteins so I can make the most of my sauces, and it has even come in handy when cleaning dishes with caked-on ingredients.
There is honestly no reason to own any other type of spatula, unless you work in a pancake restaurant.
The best part about it is that it costs $6 on Amazon. I am a firm believer that not all of the best things in life have to be expensive, and also that sometimes the best things in life can just be really cheap, really great fish spatulas that you love to cook with.I promise it's worth the $6. It might even become one of your great joys, too.
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