Kitchen Tip

How to Squeeze Dry Spinach

I never used a kitchen towel to wring out thawed frozen spinach.  I just did not like picking off pieces from the towel or risk turning my towel green.  Instead, I pressed the spinach through the holes of a colander.  One day as I was pressing, I stared at the stainless steel colander and thought of the stainless steel disk to my potato ricer (a great kitchen tool)--light bulb!  I stopped what I was doing and ran to my pantry to retrieve my ricer.  It worked so well that this is the method I have been using ever since.

To completely thaw the frozen spinach, place it on plate and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.  Fit the potato ricer with the smallest hole disk and place it over a bowl.  Put the thawed spinach in the ricer and press firmly to squeeze the liquid...and there you have it--perfectly squeezed dried spinach to use as needed.  

What to do with the little green puck?  Stay tuned for a recipe.


  1. I hate squeezing spinach... I don't have a potato ricer, but this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing that.

  3. Great tip! I wouldn't have thought of that on my own! ;)

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  4. This is a brilliant idea, thanks!

  5. I'm so glad you thought about this. I finally have another use for my ricer besides making gnocchi.

  6. This is a super idea! One of the best tips I have read in a long time. Thanks.

  7. Great Idea. This will make Spinach Pies preparation so much easier.


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