Colander in a sentence

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Definition of Colander

  • A utensil with a bottom perforated with little holes for straining liquids, mashed vegetable pulp, etc.; a strainer of wickerwork, perforated metal, or the like.
  • bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods

How to use colander in a sentence. Colander pronunciation.

Shell a quart of chestnuts, blanch them, then boil them until tender; drain and press through a colander.
Let them dry and boil in salted water; drain in a colander.
Cook 2 cups of white dried beans with salt and pepper until very soft; press through a colander.
Reine, whose face was pitted like a colander, and who seemed to have been made on purpose to wait on Valerie, smiled meaningly in reply, and brought the dressing-gown.
The broad visage was as full of holes as a colander, honeycombed with the shadows of the dints, hollowed out like a Roman mask.
Dear, dear, do you think I have sifted you, like seeds in a colander, through three different places of residence, to let you hover round a gibbet, like flies round a candle?
Boil fifteen minutes, pass through a colander into another saucepan, add a small lump of butter, more finely chopped parsley and salt and pepper.

Examples of Colander

Example #1
Add a half cupful of hot milk, a tablespoonful of butter, a teaspoonful of salt and a saltspoonful of pepper.
Example #2
This is an exceedingly nice dish to serve in the Fall when chestnuts are fresh.
Example #3
Fry some sliced onions in butter until soft; add the noodles.
Example #4
Make a stiff noodle-dough; roll out very thin and cut into ribbons half an inch wide.
Example #5
Fry 1 onion in 2 tablespoonfuls of butter until brown; mix with the beans.
Example #6
Add 1 tablespoonful of vinegar, 1 teaspoonful of made mustard, some lemon-juice and 2 tablespoonfuls of molasses.