American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cheese preparation made with eggs and bread crumbs or unsweetened puff pastry, baked and served in individual dishes.
- n. A small dish used for baking and serving.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Toasted cheese and bread, or toast and cheese; Welsh rabbit; also, bread-crumb baked in a pie-pan with a farce of cheese, eggs, and other ingredients.
- n. The case or mold in which a ramekin is baked and served: also ramekin-mold or -case.
- n. cooking a small glass or earthenware dish, often white and circular, in which food is baked and served
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. same as ramequin.
- n. a cheese dish made with egg and bread crumbs that is baked and served in individual fireproof dishes
- n. a small fireproof dish used for baking and serving individual portions
- From French ramequin, either from dialectical Middle Dutch rammeken ("cheese dish") or from Middle Low German ramken ("cream"), diminutive of ram ("cream"), from rōme, akin to Old English rēam ("cream"), German Rahm ("cream"). More at ream. (Wiktionary)
- French ramequin, perhaps from Dutch dialectal rammeken, toasted bread, or from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram, cream (from Middle Low German rōme). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its good to freeze individual portions in ramekin dishes for days when you don’t want to cook.”
“The cauliflower sheep playing between the broccoli bushes are glad, because the shepherd’s pie in the small ramekin is actually vegetarian.”
“The cauliflower sheep playing between the broccoli bushes are glad, because the shepherd’s pie in the small ramekin is actually vegetarian. (though … it contains cauliflower … how cruel!)”
“Pictured above are Ham and Egg Ramekins with the "ramekin" being a slice of bread.”
“Divide the fish between 4 ramekin dishes (about 4 inches diameter) and top with the mashed potato.”
“Jan 6th, 2010 at 11: 30 am magic_wookie: meh, hugely disappointing. ordered the veg pork ramen to go (last time i order noodles to go … way too much packaging!). completely void of vegetables, unless you count the tiny ramekin of koktogi (radish kimchi). and completely void of flavor. plus there were only 3 dried out slices of pork and half a yolkless egg. wtf.”
“Try this: put a round of goat cheese in a ramekin, sprinkle honey and chopped walnuts on top and place in oven at 350F until honey and cheese are both soft.”
“If you must use a smaller pie plate, put the leftover filling into a ramekin, top with its own piece of puff pastry, and bake it off, too.”
“I am a ramekin/mini cooking vessel freak, and those shelves are my dream!”
“Line the top with circular piece of bread, cover each ramekin with foil and bake for 20 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and the vegetables are hot.”
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