I'm a reluctant cook at the best of times but I'm interested to know what I just did.

I got a massive bone for the dog from the butcher. There was quite a lot of meat on it so I thought the dog and I should both have some benefit.

I placed the entire bone (I can't identify what it was anatomically maybe backbone) in my non-stick frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil. I heated it up to max to brown it and then turned it down to the lowest setting and left it for the whole evening with a Pyrex lid on.

It was thoroughly cooked through and tasted good.

So what did I do? Did I fry it? Roast it? What would you call this?

NOTE: I didn't add anything at all, not even salt or spices. There was a teaspoon of olive oil to lubricate the pan and then I stuck the lid on and left it.

  • I'd say "slow pan roasted stove top" ? :-)
    – Max
    Commented Jul 2, 2020 at 21:32
  • @Max - Sounds good to me! Commented Jul 2, 2020 at 21:34
  • @Max Please! Make an answer! This question (+1) deserves that.
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Jul 2, 2020 at 21:55
  • Was it all on the stove top? If so I would remove the "pan roasted" bit - this implies the bone was started on the stove top and then moved into the oven to complete. Commented Jul 3, 2020 at 14:31
  • I hope you had a mess of beans to fry up in that greasy pan when you were done.
    – Willk
    Commented Jul 4, 2020 at 22:17

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I'd say "slow pan roasted stove top".

It's not stewed, it's not braised, it's not pan fried, it's not oven roasted.


This would fit with the dictionary definition of slow-cooked.


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