Skillet vs Roast - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between skillet and roast
is that skillet
is (us) a pan for frying, generally large and heavy while roast
is a cut of meat suited to roasting.
As a verb roast is
(transitive|or|intransitive|or|ergative) to cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
As an adjective roast is
having been cooked by roasting.
(US) A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.
(US) A dish or meal cooked in such a pan.
- Heat some oil in a cast-iron skillet and add the onions.
(US, as a modifier) Cooked in a skillet.
- This is an easy skillet with potatoes and bacon.
- Can you make up a quick skillet hash?
* (pan for frying): frying pan (qualifier)
Although somewhat common, skillet'' is less common than ''frying pan'' in American English. It is not likely to be recognized in British English, where the term ''frying pan is used alone.
(transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
- to roast meat on a spit
* Francis Bacon
- to roast a potato in ashes
(transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
- In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.
- Coffee beans need roasting before use.
To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
- to roast chestnuts or peanuts
(figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously
- roasted in wrath and fire
(figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
- I’m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
(metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
- The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
* (to cook) bake, boil, broil, fry, grill, poach, toast
* roasting ear
* roasting jack
A cut of meat suited to roasting
A meal consisting of roast foods.
The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.
(Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
- Dark roast''' means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light '''roast .
* nut roast
having been cooked by roasting
(figuratively) subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized