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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Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Carrie Knauer,, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Year of the Apple continues with savory trio of recipes," 9 Sep. 2019 Sausage cookery Ingredients: 2 Belcampo bratwurst 2 Belcampo andouille 2 Belcampo tuscan sausage 2 tbsp sunflower oil Methods: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Anya Fernald shares her signature recipes," 24 Aug. 2019 Heat a large dry skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "Step up your steak night with cumin-rubbed flank and chimichurri potatoes," 21 Aug. 2019 Heat a 10-inch high-sided cast-iron skillet over medium for 2 minutes. Julia Levy,, "3 Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes," 16 July 2019 Heat a cast-iron skillet or similar surface over medium-low heat. Paula Forbes, GQ, "How to Cook Burgers from Scratch Without a Meat Grinder," 1 July 2018 Place the potatoes in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet on the stovetop, set to a medium-low setting., "Recipe: Granny’s Red Potatoes," 9 Sep. 2019 Avoid cooking the rolls in cast iron, as the vinegar in the steaming liquid will do no favors for your precious skillet. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "The good old cabbage roll turns over a new leaf," 26 Aug. 2019 Avoid cooking the rolls in cast iron, as the vinegar in the steaming liquid will do no favors for your precious skillet. Washington Post, "Fragrant ginger and sesame chicken packets are a new way to roll with cabbage," 20 Aug. 2019

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

Kids Definition of skillet

: a frying pan

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