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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Heather is looking for: (4 recommendations)
How do you dry your spinach (loose) after buying? I feel like there should be a better way than just leaving spread out?

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Last updated: Apr. 1, 2013 4:22 am
Posted: Mar. 31, 2013 9:10 am
Commented by: manella
Mar. 31, 2013 9:14 am
Hi Heather,i use my salad spinner.
Cathy Myers
Mar. 31, 2013 9:17 am
Love my salad spinner too. Baking Nana's suggestion to use the salad spinner to "dry out" shredded potatoes for hash browns and latkes works everytime. Thanks Ba'Nana!
Mar. 31, 2013 9:17 am
Hi Manella!! Do you love it? I have always thought about getting one!
Mar. 31, 2013 9:18 am
Great idea Cathy! Thanks!
Mar. 31, 2013 9:19 am
Hey Manella.. OT can you share your lemon loaf recipe? I heard great things...
Mar. 31, 2013 9:20 am
Wait! Haha. I just checked my prev request - I have it!!! Can not wait to try!!
Mar. 31, 2013 9:31 am
Salad spinner works great. It's also great for getting the moisture out of freshly-shredded potatoes, instead of doing the "wringing" thing in a dishtowel.
Mar. 31, 2013 9:54 am
I go through the leaves, dump everything in a sink with cold water, rinse, take out, put on big kitchen towel spreading out the leaves, put another on top, then roll the whole thing up and stick in the crisper drawer till I am ready to use it. I've tried the spinner, but the leaves always stick together for me.
Commented by: Emerald Mercy
Mar. 31, 2013 10:38 am
Are you actually trying to dry out the spinach? Or just wash off the pesticides/ chemicals/ dirt? If you are actually trying to dry it out for maybe a spinach fettuccine , then I recommend a dehydrator. You can then powder it with a mortar and pestle. If not, then you are just washing the spinach. If you do not enjoy the task of washing your greens, then you should buy the thoroughly washed cartons of greens. Spinach usually comes in a bag.
Sue's recipes
Mar. 31, 2013 10:45 am
This lettuce & veggie keeper (below) you can find at Walmart, it's great. You can store the lettuce/spinach for a long time before it ever goes bad. It has a rack where the water will be kept below and so the lettuce will be dry while stored.
Commented by: Sue's recipes
Mar. 31, 2013 10:43 am
Mar. 31, 2013 11:04 am
Yes Heather i love my salad spinner,worth the $20.00 i spent on it.
Commented by: Don
Mar. 31, 2013 11:20 am
Hi, "hairdryer" cheers.
Apr. 1, 2013 4:22 am
i don't have a spinner- but a pillowcase just for spinach- works great:-)
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