fry ( fries plural & 3rd person present) ( frying present participle) ( fried past tense & past participle )
1 verb When you fry food, you cook it in a pan that contains hot fat or oil.
Fry the breadcrumbs until golden brown. V n
...fried rice. V-ed
2 n-plural Fry are very small, young fish.
3 n-plural Fries are the same as French fries.
deep-fry ( deep-fries 3rd person present) ( deep-frying present participle) ( deep-fried past tense & past participle ) If you deep-fry food, you fry it in a large amount of fat or oil. verb
Heat the oil and deep-fry the fish fillets. V n
fry-up ( fry-ups plural ) A fry-up is a meal consisting of a mixture of foods such as sausages, bacon, and eggs that have been fried.
small fry ( small fry plural ) Small fry is used to refer to someone or something that is considered to be unimportant. n-uncount also N in pl
What they owe to the Inland Revenue is small fry compared to the overall £1.2 million debt...
stir-fry ( stir-fries plural & 3rd person present) ( stir-frying present participle) ( stir-fried past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you stir-fry vegetables, meat, or fish, you cook small pieces of them quickly by stirring them in a small quantity of very hot oil. This method is often used in Chinese cookery.
Stir-fry the vegetables until crisp. V n
...stir-fried vegetables. V-ed
2 n-count A stir-fry is a Chinese dish consisting of small pieces of vegetables, meat, or fish which have been stir-fried.
Serve the stir-fry with `instant' noodles.
3 adj Stir-fry vegetables, meat, or fish or stir-fry dishes are cooked by the stir-fry method.