A pan in use

A frying pan, sauté pan, or simply pan, was a kitchen utensil used to sauté or fry food.

Pan-fried catfish was one of Trip Tucker's favorite recipes. (ENT: "Silent Enemy")

In 2152, the Takret Rellus Tagrim, Renth, and Guri used a pan to heat their meat on a cooking plate above a plasma manifold while confined to the catwalk. (ENT: "The Catwalk")

Childress hanging pots and pans

Childress hanging pots and a pan

When Ben Childress first tried Eve McHuron's cooking in 2266, he claimed to have "tasted better, by my own hand." She responded with the fact that he was "tasting some of it now," because, "I couldn't scrape three layers of your leavings out of that pan." Childress claimed that that might be possible if she could find "a well [and] some decent water," to which she suggested, "why don't you hang your pan out in the wind and let the sand blast it clean." After taking her advice, Childress thought that "It might work." (TOS: "Mudd's Women")

Neelix and his dented frying pan

Neelix with his dented frying pan in 2371

Aboard the USS Voyager, in 2371, during The Doctor's delusion on the USS Voyager's holodeck, a hologram of Neelix knocked out a Kazon with his best sauté pan, denting it. (VOY: "Projections")

After being abused by Seska's version of The Doctor in the Insurrection Alpha holodeck program, Tom Paris jokingly suggested to Tuvok that they next go to the mess hall and let the holographic Neelix burn his arm with a frying pan. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")

Julian Bashir recalled once a story about Davy Crockett arranging tin frying pans in such a way as to allow the bullet to ricochet off each one in turn. This prompted Miles O'Brien's revelation about displaced targeting. (DS9: "Field of Fire") Chapter Five of The Doctor's holonovel Photons Be Free was metaphorically titled "Out of the Frying Pan." (VOY: "Author, Author"

When Chakotay presented Crewman Chell desire to take over mess hall duties aboard Voyager, following the departure of Neelix in 2378, Captain Kathryn Janeway responded, "Neelix left some pretty big pots and pans to fill." (VOY: "Endgame")

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