fry·​er | \ ˈfrī(-ə)r How to pronounce fryer (audio) \
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Definition of fryer

: something intended for or used in frying: such as
a : a young chicken
b : a deep utensil for frying foods

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An air fryer could be the perfect way to have the best of both worlds. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 7 best deals you can find online this weekend," 15 June 2019 French fries: Most fryers are used to cook foods other than fries, such as breaded chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks or wings. Emily Rubin, Rd, Ldn,, "Going gluten free? Dietitian shares unexpected sources of gluten," 11 June 2018 Of course, Instant Pots aren't the only things on sale—there are plenty of other small appliance deals to be had, like espresso machines, blenders, and air fryers from major brands like Vitamix and De'Longhi, too. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Sam's Club's One Day Only Sale Is the Best Time to Buy an Instant Pot," 11 May 2019 Begin heating oil for the fish in an iron skillet or chicken fryer. Eric Velasco,, "How to make fish and chips for St. Patrick's Day," 16 Apr. 2017 Macy's has the Bella 2.6 quart air fryer on sale for 60% off! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Macy’s Best Black Friday Sale Is This $8 Air Fryer," 23 Nov. 2018 Factoring in related costs like transportation, the focus on fryer oil had the same impact of the planting of 7,296 trees, according to FiltaFry, the company that Delaware North works with. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Yes, he sells brats. But Miller Park chef also tends to stadium garden, preaches 'green'," 30 May 2018 The onion is then cored, coated in breading, then lowered face-down with a spider into a deep-fryer. Fox News, "How they make a Bloomin' Onion and other Outback Steakhouse secrets," 11 Nov. 2015 During a break in the meal, Cosentino was escorted upstairs into the crowded, clanging kitchen to take a place on the line, learning his way around egg custard buns amid fryers and steamers and an amused Tim Ho Wan staff. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Hong Kong Foodie," 1 Nov. 2012

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First Known Use of fryer

1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fryer

: a deep pan for frying foods
chiefly US : a young chicken that is suitable for frying

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