One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British historical A small metal cooking pot with a long handle, typically having legs.
cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vesselView synonyms
- ‘Meanwhile, the worthy sorceress roused the Faerie prince and the light Elf from their luxurious slumbers with the aid of a cooking skillet and a wooden spoon.’
- ‘Place the item to be cooked in the oven (not on a metal skillet, as this tends to burn the underside of the item).’
2North American A frying pan.
- ‘I trust my gut and remove the chicken from the skillet, placing each piece on a doubled up paper towel to drain.’
- ‘He places the skillet and blowtorch down and makes his way over to some rubble.’
- ‘I love the smell of extra virgin olive oil as it hits a hot skillet.’
- ‘Secondhand 10-or 12-inch cast iron skillets can be better than new ones.’
- ‘Place the cast-iron skillet in the oven and set the temperature to 425 F.’
- ‘Spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray.’
- ‘Simply heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.’
- ‘Linden gripped tighter at the knife, and Kamaria's hand encircled the handle of her skillet.’
- ‘Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it.’
- ‘Place a clean, heavy skillet on top of the sandwiches and carefully press them down to flatten.’
- ‘To make the spinach mixture, coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray, add the spinach and place over medium heat.’
- ‘Andy grabbed the handle of the skillet and slowly began to move it so the meat was swirling the juices.’
- ‘Cover the skillet and allow to cook 5-8 minutes.’
- ‘To practice our jumps, we became kernels of popcorn in a hot skillet.’
- ‘A 12-inch skillet will nicely accommodate dinner for four.’
- ‘She then mixes all the ingredients and fries the patties in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray.’
- ‘Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium heat.’
- ‘When the meatballs float uninterrupted, spoon them out and place in the skillet with the melted butter.’
- ‘Divide the 4 Tbs butter between two 6-inch cast-iron skillets, and melt it over low heat.’
- ‘Today, many of the kits are made of stainless steel and come with a variety of pots and skillets, all nested in one another.’
Middle English: perhaps from Old French escuelete, diminutive of escuele ‘platter’, from late Latin scutella.
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