Spinning will only get rid of surface water – it won’t compress the potatoes hard enough to squeeze any out. I usually press between layers of paper towel. I also pre-microwave the potatoes for a minute so that I can crank the heat up higher in the skillet without worrying about undercooked insides. That gives a boost to the crispiness too.
I’m going to invent a paint-roller type contraption for blotting whole pizzas. Save time by just rolling it back and fourth on the entire pie. 🙂
Benign and universally beloved as it seems, pizza is a food that’s rife with controversy. The New York/Chicago rivalry over whose pizza is “best” will never be resolved, and politicians have been mocked for taking fork and knife to a slice. Perhaps even more contentious than these is the question of pizza-blotting—is it a culinary crime to dab at the grease atop a pizza with a napkin? Either way, there’s some good news for blotters: blotting the oil off the top of pizza does make it measurably healthier.
When we try to lose weight, the process can be so agonizingly slow that you’d wonder if it’s even happening at all. With the right effort, it is, and slowness is completely normal (and better for your long-term health). Here’s a perfect analogy to keep your mindset positive and motivation high: Think of that fat like a new roll of paper towels.