Vegetarian pan-frying recipe collection for snacks, entrees, desserts, and flatbreads. Pan-frying is an increasingly popular cooking technique as it uses much less oil compared to conventional deep frying cooking. Wherever possible, I try to use pan-frying for conventional deep frying recipes. You can either use a flat pan or a molded pan such as appe pan to do pan-frying. Same yum! with less guilt.