New tool makes handling fish easier
Like knives, spatulas come in a great variety of shapes and sizes geared for special tasks. Thin metal ones â long or short â are for spreading, flexible plastic (or silicone) ones are for scraping, and wide ones are for lifting and turning. But in that last department, there’s a subcategory: Wide, slotted, slightly curved, and flexible spatulas, like the one at right, slide easily under fragile foods. My chef friends tell me they’re indispensable for getting sautÃ©ed sole fillets, sand dabs, and the like out of the pan in one piece. Various sizes are sold in cookware stores and catalogs. This model costs about $20.