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Old 06-21-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Fork as a cooking tool

How many of you all just love to use a " Grannies Fork" when frying meats or anything else?

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Old 06-21-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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I use tongs rather than any kind of fork when cooking meats. The fork pierces the meat and lets juices out.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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I had to google the fork. It looks like a nifty fork for cutting in shortning, stirring spaghetti etc. Like Andy I prefer tongs, but sometimes I cheat!


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Old 06-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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I've never heard of a pigtail turner before, so I looked it up. What a neet little tool. I think I'll have to get one for myself!
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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I've never heard of a pigtail turner before, so I looked it up. What a neet little tool. I think I'll have to get one for myself!
I have an iron one that is handier than a pocket on a shirt!
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Thank you, Uncle Bob. Aren't they great?!!! I wouldn't be without mine. I have 2...one short, small one and another much larger one that is great for using on the outdoor grill.

The large one is great for scaring grandchildren into behaving. Just kidding.
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I use mine quite often, love my fork ! Use tongs usually for turning meat.
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The fork pierces the meat and lets juices out.
That's an old wive's tale!
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:13 PM   #10
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Apparantly you've never stuck a fork into a chicken and watched the juices run out.
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