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 The set includes a colorful stovetop with clicking knobs, plus a pot, frying pan, spoon, and spatula. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "The 26 best toys and gifts for 1-year-olds," 7 Oct. 2020 This Ninja Foodi cookware set features a modern and clean design and comes with a variety of items for your cooking needs, including a sauté pan, stock pot, frying pan, sauce pans and more. NBC News, "New & Notable: Best new products from Olay, Sephora and more," 5 Oct. 2020 Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large Dutch oven or ovenproof high-sided frying pan over medium-high heat. Jessica Battilana,, "One-pot braised chicken features silky late-summer peppers," 18 Sep. 2020 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Richard Vines,, "Humble Pie Gets Spicy Makeover With British-Indian Recipe," 26 Sep. 2020 In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil., "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Salads & sides," 17 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile, place the frying pan back on the stove over low heat., "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Mains," 16 Sep. 2020 Heat a large frying pan or skillet with a splash of oil and add the onions. Star Tribune, "Sunday Supper: Spanish Tortilla," 11 Sep. 2020 Rated the best nonstick frying pan of 2020 by CNN Underscored, this pan delivers a serious nonstick surface for a great price. Marshall Bright, CNN Underscored, "Cooking from scratch: 6 delicious cooking projects to tackle while staying home," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of frying pan

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Frying pan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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