from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slice of veal, chicken, or beef that is pounded until very thin and cooked quickly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slice of meat pounded thin and grilled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vagabond who sleeps in straw; hence, one who lives alow, knavish life; a dissolute fellow.
A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.
The final benefit of the paillard is the making of it.
Sometimes called "paillard," they also are great if you want to top them with other ingredients, roll them up and then saute them.
Café des Amis serves "a treasure trove of forgotten dishes," said Mr. Drysdale, with lunchtime favorites including a quiche Florentine made with a traditional custard, chicken paillard with duck-fat croutons and a grilled beef tartine.
Delicious: pea soup; chicken paillard salad; and the Portobello sandwich with parmesan and jalapeño, accompanied by a generous portion of crispy french fries.
A handful of entrees include a decadent Vermont white-cheddar burger topped with thick-cut bacon, raw kale, and a fried hen egg ($18) and a crispy turkey paillard ($17).
Entrees include lasagna ($12), chicken paillard ($13) and pan-seared salmon ($14).
Power lunch dishes: Chicken paillard ($24), Cobb salad ($24), omelet ($17) and a "ton of hamachi, shrimp cocktail and oysters," said Ms. Zakarian.
The chicken paillard -- or what was ostensibly chicken paillard -- was just as challenging from a heat-finding standpoint.
The menu consists of French classics like organic chicken paillard, steak frites and a braised short rib, shown here.
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