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pan-fry

[ pan-frahy, -frahy ]

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pan-fry1

First recorded in 1940–45; pan 1 + fry 1

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Example Sentences

In another pan fry a cup of rice in a very little oil or crisco.

In the same pan fry eggplant, thinly sliced and rolled in batter and crumbs.

In the same pan fry two good-sized onions, thinly sliced, and half a dozen good-sized tomatoes and one large mango pepper.

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