ovenproof

adjective
ov·​en·​proof | \ ˈə-vən-ˌprüf How to pronounce ovenproof (audio) \

Definition of ovenproof

: capable of withstanding the temperature range of a kitchen oven ovenproof dishes

Examples of ovenproof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spoon 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce into an 8-by-8-inch ovenproof dish and arrange a layer of slightly overlapping eggplant slices on top. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2021 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 1 Aug. 2022 Slices of fruit are placed in the bottom of a shallow, ovenproof dish, thinly blanketed with sabayon (a light custard) and broiled for just a few minutes. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 How to do it: To get started, tightly wrap each avocado with aluminum foil, and place in a shallow ovenproof dish. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, 20 Apr. 2022 Test Kitchen suggests making the sauce in an ovenproof skillet, nestling the fish in the sauce and then popping the pan into the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes — just until the fish is cooked through and flaky. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat, melt butter and mix in olive oil. Joshua David Stein, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Instead, the dough is cooked under an ovenproof metal bowl spritzed with water to create steam. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Heat butter in an ovenproof saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and add the onion and garlic. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ovenproof

1922, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 Sep 2022

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“Ovenproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovenproof. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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