To fry is to cook in hot fat or oil. Americans refer to chips as a fries (and crisps as chips). Gettting fried can be a slang term for being cheated or sunburned.
Fry are also baby fish. I'm sure there are some in this resovoir. Anyone like to guess where it is?
Would you like your work read by Stephen Fry and a grant of £332? All you need do is write a proverb or short pithy saying. Not 'out of the frying pan into the fire' though as that's already been done.
Thanks to Beatrice Charles for passing on the link!