frying pan


Definition of frying pan

: a metal pan with a handle that is used for frying foods

called also fry pan

out of the frying pan into the fire
: clear of one difficulty only to fall into a greater one

Examples of frying pan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make the bordelaise, heat the ghee in a frying pan over a medium-high heat to a light haze. Josh Niland, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2021 Place in frying pan over medium heat with one tablespoon of butter. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 6 Aug. 2021 In a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil until shimmering. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2021 If the quantum abacus gets hot, the beads start jiggling, in just the way that oil in a hot frying pan will start sizzling. Stephon Alexander, Wired, 31 Aug. 2021 The sauce can be refrigerated in a glass container for up to six days or frozen in a resealable container for up to three months; thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a large saucepan or frying pan until hot. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 27 July 2021 There was no way for the frying pan and grater to fit together. Seija Rankin,, 20 Aug. 2021 Nyjah was at the stove, making lunch — fresh mushrooms, spinach, chicken sausage and cut potatoes in a frying pan, avocado and toast on the side. New York Times, 23 July 2021 Instructions on the back explain how to cook the little pinched purses in a frying pan on the stovetop, from frozen, in about five minutes. Washington Post, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of frying pan

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of frying pan

: a metal pan that has a long handle and is used for frying

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