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pan-fry

[pan-frahy, -frahy]
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verb (used with object), pan-fried, pan-fry·ing.
  1. 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

pan-fried potatoes

[pan-frahyd, -frahyd]
plural noun
  1. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. home fries.
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Also called pan fries.
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