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Choosing a Skimmer for Frying

Perforated skimmers tend to retain the most liquid, which we like when retrieving pasta that we want to keep a little moist.

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By Julia Levy

Whether retrieving ravioli from boiling water or potato chips from hot oil, we reach for a skimmer. There are many different styles of this multipurpose tool; we tend to grab one of these three depending on what we’re after.

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Ravioli photos: Ed Anderson
Potato chip photos: Scott Phillips

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