Definition of saucepan in US English:



  • A deep cooking pan, typically round, made of metal, and with one long handle and a lid.

    • ‘Serve immediately straight out of the saucepan into deep soup bowls with the olives and eggs to the side.’
    • ‘Heat a large saucepan and then gently sauté the chorizo until a spicy red oil starts to seep out and the sausage slices begin to crisp.’
    • ‘Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan and sauté the lardons until the fat starts to run.’
    • ‘Pass the cooking juices through a food mill into a saucepan and stir in the lemon juice.’
    • ‘Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan big enough to hold everything, including the pears.’
    • ‘Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a wok or deep saucepan and add the red cabbage.’
    • ‘Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil, add peas and cook for 5 minutes.’
    • ‘Transfer all or part of the solids into a food processor, purée and return to the saucepan.’
    • ‘In a large saucepan, sauté the shallot with olive oil, then add the curry powder and rice.’
    • ‘Remove plastic and wooden handles from frying pans and saucepans.’
    • ‘Water was boiled in kettles, saucepans and other containers on the top of the stove, and baking done in the oven.’
    • ‘In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the reserved cooking liquid to a boil.’
    • ‘Dinner party chefs know how difficult it is to feed meat-eaters and vegetarians at the same table without cooking two meals and having a mountain of saucepans to wash up afterwards.’
    • ‘Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.’
    • ‘Cut the remaining stalk into thirds and cook in a saucepan filled with water barely covering the asparagus.’
    • ‘Put the lid back on the saucepan, and shake the potatoes quite heftily in the saucepan so that they become fluffy round the edges.’
    • ‘Pots, saucepans, and other cooking implements were mostly cast from bronze.’
    • ‘Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heat-proof bowl suspended over a saucepan of barely simmering water.’
    • ‘Combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring, and simmer for two minutes.’
    • ‘Strain the cooking juices into a saucepan and boil to reduce by half.’
    cooking utensil, pan, pot, casserole, skillet, stockpot, stewpot
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