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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Place the seafood stock in a saucepan and whisk in the squid ink. Tara Duggan,, "Recipe: How to make Bellota’s ‘San Francisco Treat’ Paella," 10 July 2019 Add this cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and heat the sauce while stirring until everything is dissolved. Chris Ross, San Diego Union-Tribune, "House-made teriyaki shines in Salmon Poke," 9 July 2019 Transfer the powder to a stainless-steel saucepan and set aside. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, "Make your own Sichuan chili oil with tips from an SF Chinatown chef," 22 June 2019 Place butter in a small saucepan and cook on medium, swirling the pan and stirring often until brown flecks appear, about 7 minutes; remove from heat. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Blueberry-Oatmeal Blondies," 20 May 2019 Place bowl over saucepan and cook, whisking on low speed with a hand mixer, until mixture registers 160°F on a candy thermometer, 8 to 9 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "7-Minute Frosting," 11 Dec. 2018 Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cool water. Tia Keenan, WSJ, "The Cheese You Need Right Now," 7 Sep. 2018 For the ragu: Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "Fire up your summer with recipes from the season’s new grilling cookbooks," 24 June 2019 Chop peeled rhubarb and place in a medium saucepan. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rhubarb Twists with Rhubarb Compote," 29 Apr. 2019

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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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