The Pioneer Woman Uses Her Favorite Kitchen Tool In a Totally Unexpected Way
Want to cook like the Pioneer Woman a.k.a Ree Drummond? Turns out, all you need is a fish spatula—and, you know, a lifetime of experience in the kitchen and your name on multiple cookbooks.
But, for right now, let’s talk about that fish spatula.
Drummond told TODAY Food that she uses the gadget more than any other tool in her kitchen, though she doesn’t always use it for its intended purpose.
"The tool I reach for the most is technically a fish spatula," Drummond said. "It’s angled, it has a very sharp edge. But I use it for pretty much anything because of how sharp and precise it is."
Versatile and comfortable to hold, fish spatulas (sometimes called slotted offset spatulas) have an angled front edge that easily slides underneath food without damaging it.
"I can scoop up an egg or you know something that requires a little bit of gentleness, without worrying about tearing it up," Drummond told TODAY. "I love it because you can pick up meats and let the oils drain. I don’t use it for fish at all."
Lucky for us, this essential kitchen tool is super affordable. We scoured Amazon for the best fish spatulas money can buy. Here’s what we found:
New Star Foodservice Wood Handle Fish Spatula
Buy it here for $5.95
This super inexpensive fish spatula features a 6.5-inch blade and boasts a 4.5/5 rating on Amazon. Not too shabby, if you ask us.
OXO Good Grips Fish Turner
Buy it here for $13.99
The always reliable OXO has done it again. One reviewer called this “the best turning/lifting kitchen tool you will ever have.”
Wusthof Gourmet Offset Slotted Spatula
Buy it here for $45
If you have $45 to spend on a spatula, this is an amazing option. Plus, reviewers say that it’ll last a lifetime.