pan-fry

[ pan-frahy, -frahy ]
/ ˈpænˈfraɪ, -ˌfraɪ /

verb (used with object), pan-fried, pan-fry·ing.

to fry in a small amount of fat, as in a skillet or shallow pan; sauté.

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Origin of pan-fry

First recorded in 1940–45; pan1 + fry1
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