from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Mexican silver-mines, a charge of ore ready for smelting, and also the disk or plate of argentiferous lead produced by the operation.


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  • A plancha is a griddle, the kind of hotplate heated from below that is used in all Spanish restaurant kitchens, but as a verb planchar means to iron clothes and the computer had read it as the third person present of that verb.

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  • That's how I learned that "burro de plancha" is one charming term for ironing board.

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  • Giant prawns grilled a la plancha were a special treat this evening.

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  • A great Cuban sandwich is grilled in a sandwich press (called a plancha) until the ham, pork, and pickles have warmed in their own steam (the steady application of heat and weight fuse the meat, cheese, and bread into a delectable and compact treat).

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  • She also wants to buy a bigger stove called "plancha", which is especially used for making tortillas and pupusas, so she can make a large quantity of these and thus serve more customers.

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  • Using a grill or a la plancha, char the filone and rub with fresh garlic afterwards.

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  • I love them when they're fresh, just taken out of the water, poached in a broth, or grilled with some salt cooked on a plancha [iron plate].

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  • We feasted on tiny fried fish with a fried egg on top; shrimp a la plancha, octopus, many different sizes and preparations of squid, and sardines both grilled and cured with pan con tomate.

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  • Karavides ($45), four huge prawns from Madagascar, grilled a la plancha just 'til tender, with grilled lemons, served with braised artichokes and lemon-basil spaghettini, one of my favorite dishes of the night.

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  • A few weeks down the road, lunch'll roll up with roasted leek & duck prosciutto salads, hanger steaks a la plancha w/ bacon & butter braised collard greens, and 'wiches from a milk-braised pork/ provo/ broccoli rabe pressed ciabatta joint, to the special sauce-covered Burger Queen, sure to be eaten in a Flash by any Fat Bottomed Girls.

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