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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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 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

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First Known Use of fryer

1851, in the meaning defined above

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frying pan



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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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