[ 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.

Origin of pan-fry

First recorded in 1940–45; pan1 + fry1

Definition for pan-fry (2 of 2)

pan-fried potatoes
[ pan-frahyd, -frahyd ]
/ ˈpænˌfraɪd, -ˈfraɪd /

plural noun

Chiefly Northeastern U.S. home fries.
Also called pan fries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020