skillet

noun
skil·​let | \ ˈski-lət How to pronounce skillet (audio) \

Definition of skillet

1 chiefly British : a small kettle or pot usually having three or four often long feet and used for cooking on the hearth

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For each blintz, add a 3-tablespoon pour of the batter to the skillet, then quickly swirl the pan so the batter coats the bottom evenly, creating a thin, crepelike pancake. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "For a dose of comfort and a taste of home, make these classic cheese blintzes," 7 June 2019 If not using a panini press, also heat a cast-iron skillet over medium until hot. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Enjoy these takes on the old classic.," 12 Apr. 2019 Heat large cast-iron skillet until very hot and nearly smoking. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Charred Snap Peas with Creamy Tarragon Dressing," 8 Mar. 2019 Add the olive oil, potatoes, artichokes, and onions to the skillet. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Oven-Roasted Squab and Watercress Salad Recipe," 17 Aug. 2011 Bring a small skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Lisa Lillien, PEOPLE.com, "Hungry Girl: Pizza for Breakfast Is Possible with This Protein-Packed Recipe," 5 Mar. 2018 In two batches, drop large spoonfuls (about 1/4 cup each) of the batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles begin to appear in the center. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Blueberry Compote," 5 Mar. 2018 With one hand on the plate and another on the handle of the skillet, quickly flip that frittata! Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I'm Declaring 2019 the Year of the Frittata—Here's How I Got Here and How You Can Too," 7 Feb. 2019 In small skillet, toast fennel seeds and orange zest until lightly browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fennel Roasted Chicken and Peppers," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of skillet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skillet

Middle English skelet, probably from Anglo-French *escuelete, diminutive of escuelle, eskil bowl — more at scullery

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skillet

noun
skil·​let | \ ˈski-lət How to pronounce skillet (audio) \

Kids Definition of skillet

: a frying pan

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