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

Examples of fryer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For moms who like to cook, consider a multi-cooker, slow cooker or air fryer for healthier meals; 2. Jamie Gold, Forbes, "30 Wellness Design Gifts For Mother’s Day 2021," 4 May 2021 Zucchini can even be made into chips or fries in the air fryer, providing a delicious and satisfying low-carb alternative. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Is Zucchini Healthy? All the Nutritional Facts and Benefits to Know," 28 Apr. 2021 Organic chicken is coated in a potato-chip batter before taking a dip in the fryer, and then served on a slightly sweet housemade brioche bun with tomato, onion and lettuce. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 23 Apr. 2021 Alongside the eyeful sits a mouthful of potato straws, dusted with chickpea and rice flours and crisped in the fryer. Washington Post, "Twin bistros in Northern Virginia put a personal spin on Indian cooking," 5 Mar. 2021 This is the unique function Proscenic Air fryer has, which other brand fryers don’t have yet. Maren Estrada, BGR, "This new air fryer has an awesome feature Amazon shoppers are raving about," 8 Apr. 2021 The air fryer and pressure cooker combo—a meal prepper’s dream. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Pressure Cookers for Dinner in Minutes," 6 Apr. 2021 The filling is simple but takes on a creamy, almost cheesy quality after a dip in the fryer. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "This L.A. food trailer is making perfect, golden flautas," 28 Mar. 2021 The air fryer’s detachable basket is made of aluminum and has two layers of non-stick Teflon coating. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New and Notable: Air fryer, smart TV, speakers and more," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fryer

1851, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Fryer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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