sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) , especially British -pən\

Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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In small saucepan, melt butter, then add lavender and let steep 5 minutes; strain and set aside. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "White Chocolate and Lavender Madeleines," 30 Apr. 2019 In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars," 10 Apr. 2019 In a small saucepan, combine the kombu, vinegar, sugar and salt; place over medium heat and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and salt. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Cook blueberries, rooibos, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, pressing berries with a potato masher to mash, until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Rooibos-Blueberry-Glazed Donut Holes," 19 Mar. 2019 Prepare the syrup: In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "The Greatest New Year’s Menus on the Planet (at Least We Think So)," 26 Dec. 2018 In a small saucepan, combine remaining capers with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Yotam Ottolenghi, sacbee, "Salmon – want it easy, or want it epic?," 5 June 2018 Bring garlic, lemongrass, sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, cumin, black pepper, and ½ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, and cook until reduced to ½ cup, about 8 minutes. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Savory Caramel," 28 May 2018 In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water, lemon juice and cornstarch. Judy Walker,, "A guide to New Orleans area produce: When to buy what," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of saucepan

1686, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of saucepan

: a deep, round cooking pan with a handle


sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) \

Kids Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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