au gratin

[oh graht-n, oh grat-n, aw graht-n, aw grat-n; French oh gra-tan]
adjective Cookery.
cooked or baked with a topping of either browned bread crumbs and butter or grated cheese, or with both.

1800–10; < French: literally, with the scraping, i.e., the burnt part Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
au gratin (French o ɡratɛ̃)
Also: gratinated covered and cooked with browned breadcrumbs and sometimes cheese
[French, literally: with the grating]

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Example sentences
The house specialties include the crab au gratin and jumbo coconut shrimp.
Forget about crab cakes, stuffed soft shells or crabmeat au gratin.
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