melon baller

noun

Definition of melon baller 

: a spoonlike utensil with a sharp edge used especially for cutting ball-shaped pieces from the pulp of a fruit

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Halve cucumbers lengthwise and use melon baller to hollow out. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chunky Buffalo Blue Dip," 21 June 2018 Make teeny tiny ice cream sandwiches for kids (or for portion control at a party), using a melon baller as the ice cream scoop. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "17 Ways to Use Nilla Wafers in Almost Every Summer Dessert," 18 June 2018 Use round scraping tool or melon baller to carve windows, then carve ring around each with linoleum cutter. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "65+ of the Most Creative Halloween Pumpkin-Carving Ideas," 14 Sep. 2017 Next up, a chef’s knife to cut the artichoke in half and lastly a melon baller or measuring spoon to coax out the hairy fuzz inside the heart. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to prep artichokes," 10 Mar. 2018 Using a melon baller or small spoon, place one scoop of batter at a time into the palm of your hand, and flatten with the other hand to shape into flat, round cookies. Health.com, "3 Holiday Treats Packed With Superfoods (Including No-Bake Cookies!)," 15 Dec. 2017 Use a melon baller to scoop out 1 1/4-inch wide balls of the truffle mixture (14 to 16) then coat each one with the crushed pretzels, arranging the truffles on the small baking sheet. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Sweet stress busters: Holiday cookies deliver more than taste," 12 Dec. 2017 To get round balls, try to get the melon baller edges flush with the polenta surface then scoop. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Halloween-Themed Food for Adults," 23 Sep. 2014 Using a melon baller, scoop the batter into each prepared mini-muffin cup. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "3 Easy Halloween Recipes That Are Gluten-Free, Vegan and Scarily Delicious," 23 Oct. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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