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[uhv-uh n-proof] /ˈʌv ənˌpruf/
capable of withstanding the heat of an oven; safe for use in cooking in an oven:
an ovenproof dish.
Origin of ovenproof
1935-40; oven + -proof Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Spread half of the tortilla chips in one even layer on a large oval ovenproof platter or in a large baking dish.
  • Put bones, cut side up, on foil-lined baking sheet or in ovenproof skillet.
  • Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add chicken, seam side down.
  • In a paella pan or other ovenproof baking dish, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  • Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat.
  • In an ovenproof skillet, melt the butter, add the bread and toss to coat well.
  • Transfer to an ovenproof serving bowl and return to the oven.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy ovenproof skillet until it begins to smoke.
  • Thaw fish if frozen and place in an ovenproof shallow baking dish.

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