Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A top crust consisting of browned crumbs and butter, often with grated cheese.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A browned crust.
  • noun Food served in a rich sauce and covered with browned crumbs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Cookery) The brown crust formed upon a gratinated dish; also, the dish itself, as of crusts of bread, game, or poultry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The top crust of a dish, consisting of breadcrumbs or grated cheese heated under a grill; the dish itself.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from obsolete grater, to scratch, scrape, from Old French; see grate.]

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From French gratin

Examples

  • The term "gratin" applies to any oven-cooked dish that has a protective crust of breadcrumbs or cheese.

    Upper-Crust Gratins

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    it's PIMM's o'clock, baby

  • Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the gratin is golden brown.

    Chard and Tomato au Gratin

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    raspberry lemonade

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

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  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    beet crostini with smoked trout

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

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  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Onion Tarte tatin, goat cheese with herbs and a potato gratin from the provence.

    naughty drink

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