deep-fried; deep-frying; deep-fries

transitive verb

: to cook in deep fat

Examples of deep-fry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of chains have tested out semi-automated cooking, with mixed success—including deep-frying robots at Jack in the Box and robotic bowl assembly at Sweetgreen and Chipotle. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 18 Apr. 2024 Pig parts are mixed with brown polenta, parmesan and clove, rolled into rounds and deep-fried. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 In a heavy, large pot or deep fryer, heat at least 3 inches of oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees. Yewande Komolafe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 The baked or deep-fried cod dinner ($16) includes a choice of french fries, baked potato or potato pancakes, applesauce, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert, and tartar sauce by Jack Pandl's restaurant. Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2024 Into a large wok or pot fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, add 4 cups of the oil and turn the heat to medium-high. Jing Gao, Saveur, 31 Jan. 2024 Housemade queso uses Colby Jack cheese, heavy cream and butter instead of Velveeta, meat is never frozen and fries get deep-fried twice to come out extra crispy without losing their fluffy center. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Step 6 Into a large pot or wok fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, pour the oil to a depth of 2 inches. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 25 Jan. 2024 Tavern has been an integral part of Grand Avenue, serving walleye in a multitude of ways — from classically grilled, blackened or deep-fried to inside tacos, on top of fettuccine alfredo, in spring rolls and even for breakfast. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deep-fry was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Deep-fry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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: to cook in deep fat
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