Recent Examples of colander from the Web
When the custard begins to thicken and coats the back of your spoon, pour it through the colander into the bowl to catch any eggy bits that may have cooked on the transfer.
Use tongs, instead of a colander, to drain the tagliatelle so some water clings to the pasta instead of going down the drain.
Drain bones in a colander, discarding cooking liquid, and rinse well with cold water.
Lamps and light fixtures, for example, have been cleverly fashioned from items such as a vintage blender, a colander, a bait bucket and a ticket wheel plucked from a restaurant kitchen.
Cook just until the spinach wilts, then remove the mixture from heat and pour into a colander to drain. 4.
Drain the greens in a colander and let cool to room temperature (or rinse with cool water to speed things along).
Boil dumplings in salted water until tender, 3-4 minutes, and drain in a colander.
Trim scallions, then coarsely chop white and light-green parts. Drain and rinse hominy in a colander.
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Origin and Etymology of colander
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of colander for English Language Learners
: a bowl that has many small holes and that is used for washing or draining food
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