A frying pan is one of the most versatile cooking utensils you can have in your kitchen. It’s perfect for everything from searing steak too quickly to sautéing vegetables.

But what are the best things to cook with a frying pan? This blog post will give you some ideas.

These recipes are quick and easy, but they still taste delicious! So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Small Frying Pan Recipes

1. Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe is perfect for those who have a small frying pan. The ingredients are simple, and it only takes a few minutes to cook. This would be an excellent dessert for a party or for when you're having guests over.

2. Fried Canadian Dough Treats

Fried Canadian Dough Treats

These little treats are perfect for when you're in the mood for something sweet and cinnamon-y.

They're also really easy to make - all you need is a frying pan, some oil, and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

Fry them up and enjoy! Get this Fried Canadian Dough Treats recipe here.

Easy Things To Cook In A Frying Pan

3. Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles

The Zucchini Noodles recipe is an excellent alternative to traditional spaghetti noodles.

If you've never tried them before, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much they taste like the real thing.

This recipe is as easy as throwing everything into your frying pan and heating it, but it's a hearty meal that can feed a crowd.

4. Pan-Fried Sea Bass

pan fried see bass

This recipe for Pan-Fried Sea Bass is a one-pan, 20-minute Mediterranean recipe that cooks up in a flash and tastes delicious.

Just fry the fish up in a bit of oil until it's nice and crispy, then add the herbs and lemon juice. It's delicious and healthy too!

5. Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry

This Beef Stir Fry recipe is easy to follow and results in a delicious dish that tastes like a Chinese restaurant.

Be sure to use lots of beef, your favorite vegetables, and an excellent sauce. If you want to make the best stir fry dish, you should check out our Best Carbon Steel Woks review to find the perfect wok for you.

6. Chorizo And Zucchini Fritters

Chorizo and zucchini fritters

This recipe for Chorizo And Zucchini Fritters is very easy to follow. First, you need to preheat your frying pan on medium heat.

Then, mix the chorizo, zucchini, flour, egg, and salt in a bowl. Once everything is well combined, shape the mixture into small patties.

7. Flattened Pork Chops

Flattened Pork Chops

This pork chop recipe is healthy, easy to make, and delicious.

These pork chops are pounded thin, cooking quickly, and the pan sauce is made with simple ingredients like greens, mustard, and garlic.

This dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Get this Flattened Pork Chops recipe here.

8. Crispy-Skinned Fish

Crispy-Skinned Fish

You will need a 12-inch nonstick skillet or a large frying pan for this Crispy-Skinned Fish recipe. Heat the pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.

When the oil is hot, put the fish skin-side down in the pan. Lower the heat to medium-high and cook until both sides are browned and crisp, about 10 minutes total.

To have the crispy-skin for this fish meal, you will want to check out our Best Granite Cookware review to choose the right pan. With the perfect pan, you will be able to create a delicious and crispy skin on your fish.

9. Kimchi Pancakes with Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Kimchi Pancakes with Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce

If you're looking for an interesting new way to enjoy kimchi, you should try these Kimchi Pancakes with Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce.

The batter may seem thick at first, but the liquid from the chopped kimchi and added kimchi juice will give you the proper consistency (that of heavy cream) and a beautiful orangey hue.

Rice flour provides the pancake with a chewy center with crisp edges. Serve hot with soy-vinegar dipping sauce.

10. Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Cauliflower Rice Skillet

This Cauliflower Rice Skillet meal is perfect for a weeknight. The best part is that it's a one-pot meal, so there's hardly any clean-up required.

Just cauliflower shredded to look like rice, plus zucchini and kielbasa. What's not to love?

11. Savory Crepes With Mushrooms

Savory crepes with mushrooms

Fry up these Savory Crepes with mushrooms, garlic, and leafy greens for a quick and delicious vegetarian dinner.

This dish is surprisingly easy to make and cooks up quickly.

The ingredients list is simple too - all-purpose flour, eggs, olive oil, salt, pepper, water - so you can whip up something yummy without much fuss.

12. Crunchy Split Peas

Crunchy Split Peas

If you're looking for a tasty and healthy snack, you'll love these Crunchy Split Peas! They're made with pantry staples and are Whole30. Plus, they're salty and highly addicting!

13. Orange Chicken

Orange chicken plate on tabletop

Orange Chicken is one of those dishes that taste as good on the outside as it does in your imagination.

This healthier take will make you forget all about any other types or versions, and I'm sure they're not even close!

14. Frying-Pan Lasagne

Frying-pan Lasagne

This recipe is perfect for students because it's easy and doesn't require complicated equipment or expensive ingredients. Plus, it tastes delicious! Get this Frying-Pan Lasagne recipe here.

15. Frying Pan Milk Pie

Frying Pan Milk Pie

If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than frying pan milk pie!

This recipe is simple, fast, and sure to please everyone. Plus, it's a great way to use up any extra milk you have on hand.

So what are you waiting for? Give this Frying Pan Milk Pie a try today!

16. Thai Green Curry Fishcakes

Thai Green Curry Fishcakes

These Thai Green Curry Fishcakes are so easy to make and delicious!

All you need is some white fish, ginger, garlic, chili, lemongrass, coriander, lime leaves, and an egg.

Mix everything in a bowl, shape into patties, and fry until golden brown. Serve with a tasty dipping sauce, and you're good to go!

17. Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon

If you're looking for an easy salmon dish, this Honey Garlic Salmon is perfect.

The salmon is fried in a pan with a honey garlic sauce, making it sweet and garlicky.

This dish only takes about 15 minutes to make, so it's perfect for a quick dinner.

18. Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes are a great choice if you're in the mood for some good ol' soul food! They're quick and easy to make, and they're a great way to get Omega 3 oils into your diet.

19. Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas With Lime

Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas With Lime

If you're looking for a delicious and healthy snack, look no further than these Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas.

They're perfect for when you're craving something crunchy, and the best part is that they're really easy to make.

All you need is a frying pan, some chickpeas, olive oil, salt, and lime juice.

20. Pan-Seared Pork Chops

Pan-Seared Pork Chops

If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to fry up some pork chops, then check out this Pan-Seared Pork Chops recipe.

Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have some juicy and tender pork chops that everyone will love.

21. Pan-Fried Fish

Pan-Fried Fish

This Pan Fried Fish recipe is so easy to make and tastes delicious! You only need simple ingredients like fish, oil, salt, and pepper. The best part is that it's ready in under 20 minutes.

22. Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu

Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu

This Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu recipe is really easy to make, and it's a great way to get some plant-based protein into your diet.

Tofu is marinated in a simple mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, then cooked in a skillet on the stovetop.

If you're looking for more meat-less meal ideas, take a look at our collection of 35+ one-pot vegetarian meals. These dishes are all easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

23. Stainless Steel Pan-Fried Chicken Breast

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast

This pan-fried chicken breast recipe is the perfect example of a dish that doesn’t require much time or effort to prepare.

You can have this meal on the table in just 10 minutes! The best part is that it tastes fantastic – your family will love it. Get this 10-Minute Pan-Fried Chicken Breast recipe here.

Cooking with stainless steel cookware is not an easy experience, and to make sure you have the best time possible, we've put together a review of the best stainless steel cookware. Our picks are based on careful consideration of what's important to cooks, from heat distribution to easy cleanup. Check it out!

24. Potato Chips

potato chips

This Potato Chips recipe is so easy to make yourself at home.

They fry up in just minutes for a leisurely lunch side dish or serve them as an appetizer for a summertime potluck.

One russet potato makes enough to serve four people, and this recipe is done in under an hour.

25. Fried Cabbage With Bacon

fried cabbage with bacon

This dish is really easy to make, and it's a great way to add some bacon to your diet. All you need is a frying pan and some chopped cabbage.

Simply fry the bacon in the frying pan until it's crispy, then add the cabbage and cook until it's nice and tender.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve hot! Get this Fried Cabbage With Bacon recipe here.

Pan-Fried White Asparagus

If you're looking for a change of pace when cooking white asparagus, try pan-frying them instead of simmering them in water.

It's a really easy way to prepare them, and they taste great with a simple vinaigrette dressing.

27. Chicken Piccata

chicken picatta on plate

If you're looking for an Italian dish that is both healthy and delicious, this Chicken Piccata might be just what the doctor ordered.

This easy 30-minute recipe can get ready in less than half an hour so your dinner table will never have any more worries about waiting too long!


We hope that this article has given you some ideas for new recipes to cook in a frying pan. The beauty of these dishes is that they're quick and easy to make, so try them out the next time you don't have much time on your hands but still want something delicious!

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