Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The quantity which a ladle holds when full.

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

  • noun A quantity sufficient to fill a ladle.

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

  • adjective cooking A sufficient quantity to fill a ladle

Etymologies

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ladle +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Nor do you, but at least mine has a logical explanation while yours merely relies on a fresh ladleful from the bottomless pit of bile that constitutes discourse from the right these days.

    Discourse.net: White House Puts its Media Skills to Work on Diplomacy

  • "Nor do you, but at least mine has a logical explanation while yours merely relies on a fresh ladleful from the bottomless pit of bile that constitutes discourse from the right these days."

    Discourse.net: White House Puts its Media Skills to Work on Diplomacy

  • On top of that, a ladleful of the thick yellow sauce, smothering the rice underneath a creamy rich layer, the soft striped texture of the chicken showing through.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Hugh and Nick suggest roughly mashing some of the potato against the side of the pan if you'd like to thicken it slightly, while Mark Hix purées a ladleful and then stirs it back into the pan.

    How to cook perfect cullen skink

  • Add warmed stock to rice a ladleful (or 1/2 cup) at a time, stirring constantly.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Sustainable Is The New Normal

  • On top of that, a ladleful of the thick yellow sauce, smothering the rice underneath a creamy rich layer, the soft striped texture of the chicken showing through.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Continue stirring and adding the stock a ladleful at a time, waiting until the liquid is absorbed each time before adding more, until the rice is tender and creamy yet still a little al dente.

    London 5 - New Year's Eve Dinner

  • Rather than filling the pan in the normal way, I drop a small ladleful into the sizzling butter and let them form their own, often quite wacky shapes.

    Nigel Slater's tiny omelette and black-pudding frittata recipes

  • He would crush a clove of garlic into a paste in a bowl with salt, whisk in a generous ladleful of soft stewed chickpeas from the tall brass amphora simmering on top of his two-burner gas ring, and dump the mixture into a metal takeout container almost in the same motion.

    Day of Honey

  • Stuffed with ground mortadella and a quartet of rich Italian cheeses, including mascarpone, as well as fresh mint and sage, the blossoms are battered, deep-fried and served over a ladleful of house-made tomato sauce.

    A Flower to Savor

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