I used to use a granny fork or tongs for that task but have been using a pigtail turner the last several years. Can't say enough good about this tool. I also use it to dredge my food in flour, egg, etc. I never get my fingers goopy when I use it. Buck gave it to me for a gift a number of years ago.
Here's a link
to what they look like. At least it's the best link I could find, but you'll get the idea.
I've used my granny fork so much it's slanted on one side.