from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pan for receiving the fat which drips from meat in roasting.


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  • We are tolarably well, and Rob today was proposing a plan to make a circular dripping-pan which should be able to baste the meat of its own accord without any trouble to the cook.

    Letter 346

  • Widow Precious had plenty of sharp sense to tell her that her children were by no means “pretty dears” to anybody but herself, and to herself only when in a very soft state of mind; at other times they were but three gew-mouthed lasses, and two looby loons with teeth enough for crunching up the dripping-pan.

    Mary Anerley

  • Take a beast kidney with a little fat on, and stuff it all around, season it with a little pepper and salt, wrap it in a kell, and put it upon the spit with a little water in the dripping-pan; what drops from your kidney thicken with a lump of butter and flour for your sauce.

    English Housewifery

  • When you have stuffed your veal, strow some of the ingredients over it; when it is roasted make your sauce of what drops from the meat, put an anchovy in water, and when dissolved pour it into the dripping-pan with a large lump of butter and oysters: toss it up with flour to thicken it.

    English Housewifery

  • If your lobster be alive tie it to the spit, roast and baste it for half an hour; if it be boiled you must put it in boiling water, and let it have one boil, then lie it in a dripping-pan and baste it; when you lay it upon the dish split the tail, and lay it on each side, so serve it up with melted butter in a china cup.

    English Housewifery

  • “It looks more like a dripping-pan full of black cabbages,” said

    The Railway Children

  • Wide-nostrils, a huge giant, had swallowed every individual pan, skillet, kettle, frying-pan, dripping-pan, and brass and iron pot in the land, for want of windmills, which were his daily food.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Then it was pulled into all manner of rough shapes, so as to bake with crisp edges, and was put on a greased dripping-pan into an oven.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Wipe the shell of the squash, cut it into pieces for serving, remove the seeds and stringy portion, place in a dripping-pan, and bake in a slow oven for three quarters of an hour (until tender).

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools

  • Parboil for 10 minutes, then put in a dripping-pan with the meat or on a rack in a baking-pan.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools


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