fry·​er | \ˈfrī(-ə)r \
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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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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 The culminating moment came after months of debate in town over the operation of the Vardas’ farm, which already contains 1,700 broiler and fryer chickens within a neighborhood in North Barrington. Todd Shields,, "North Barrington committee rejects plan for chicken farm in residential neighborhood," 23 May 2018 Whoever works the fry station at Miss Ollie’s needs to keep at least three cast irons churning through chicken without the aid of the digital temperature controllers that are typically built into most modern fryers. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The science behind the skillets at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland," 16 May 2018 Sanders Was One of the First Cooks to Use a Pressure Fryer The pressure cooker was released commercially in 1939, and almost immediately Sanders modified it into an early pressure fryer. Fox News, "Things you didn't know about Kentucky Fried Chicken," 3 Aug. 2015 Then, gently drop the panelles into the fryer and let cook for 1-2 minutes, until they because golden brown and crispy., "A gluten-free recipe for big fans of ... gluten," 12 July 2018 The sidewalk fish-fryer confirmed that Morrison appeared to be the man in the 99 jersey who had pressed a gun to his chest outside the Last Chance Lounge. Mensah M. Dean,, "3 charged, none convicted: Why a North Philly murder remains unsolved," 29 May 2018 So many people came for Nashville hot chicken on Joella’s first day in early 2017 that the electrical system running the fryers went wonky one day, causing a two-hour delay. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here are all the new fried chicken restaurants in Indianapolis," 6 July 2018

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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

: a young chicken that is suitable for frying

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