Fry up corn nuts, peanuts, and pepitas in a skillet, then sprinkle them with chili powder and salt.
There were no flames shooting up around a skillet, no frenzy at the stove.
And nothing escapes over the side, as things are wont to do from my skillet.
c.1400, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle French esculette "a little dish" (Modern French écuelle), diminutive of escuele "plate," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (see scuttle (n.)); or formed in English from skele "wooden bucket or pail" (early 14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skjola "pail, bucket").