[pan-frahy, -frahy]

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

pan-fried potatoes

[pan-frahyd, -frahyd]

plural noun

Chiefly Northeastern U.S. home fries.
Also called pan fries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pan-fry

sear, griddle, fry, pan, frizzle, frizz, stir-fry