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gratin

[grat-n, graht-; French gra-tan] /ˈgræt n, ˈgrɑt-; French graˈtɛ̃/
noun
1.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French, Middle French; see grate2
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  • To try sweet potato and apple gratin, click here for the recipe.
  • Great argument for this cream- and cheese-rich potato-shiitake gratin.
  • Next comes hake au gratin on a bed of spinach and a cream-stuffed puff pastry for dessert.
  • Must-haves include the turtle soup, shrimp remoulade, oysters en brochette and crabmeat au gratin.
  • The house specialties include the crab au gratin and jumbo coconut shrimp.
  • Roasted potatoes and vegetable gratin accompany the dinner.
  • Roasted pineapple cheesecake and molten chocolate gratin can be found on the dessert menu.
  • With golden cheese that yields to an abundance of roasted vegetables, this gratin is an ideal side dish.
  • Transfer figs with a slotted spoon to a shallow serving bowl and put gratin dish or skillet over a burner at moderately high heat.
  • With golden cheese that yields to an abundance of roasted vegetables, this gratin is an ideal side dish.
British Dictionary definitions for gratin

gratin

/French ɡratɛ̃/
adjective
1.
See au gratin
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Word Origin and History for gratin
n.

light crust over a dish, 1806 (in au gratin), from French gratin "crust" (16c.), from gratter "to scrape, scratch" (see grate (v.)).

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