pan·​fry | \ ˈpan-ˌfrī How to pronounce panfry (audio) , pan-ˈfrī How to pronounce panfry (audio) \
panfried; panfrying; panfries

Definition of panfry

transitive verb

: to cook in a frying pan with a small amount of fat

Examples of panfry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For leftover dressing or stuffing: Slice the leftover dressing or stuffing into 1/2-inch thick slices, lengthwise six inches or longer and panfry until crisp. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Turkey and mashed potatoes galore. So what do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers?," 27 Nov. 2019 Remove the skin and trim all fat from the areas shown in the Don't panfry or deep fry. Leada Gore,, "Fish advisories: What Alabama fish are safe to eat? Understanding Health Department species alerts," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of panfry

1916, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Panfry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of panfry

: to cook (food) in a frying pan with a small amount of fat

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