Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bake so as to form a gratin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cook, as macaroni, in a savory juice or sauce until the juice is absorbed and a crisp surface forms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cook in a rich sauce and cover with a crust of browned crumbs.

Etymologies

gratin +‎ -ate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Scallops '' gratinate '' ($18) - five of them, served on the shell - have had their time under heat perfectly judged.

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  • Le Gavroche is famous for its soufflé suissesse, which is a gussied-up version of the ordinary cheese variety, removed from the oven partway through baking, transferred to a gratin dish full of double cream, topped with grated cheese and then put back to gratinate.

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  • I also made mushroom gratinate based on Lidia's recipe that I got from Mika's post.

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  • It is Stephanie's party and I am bringing some mushroom gratinate.

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