Definitions

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

  • noun A small ceramic bowl used for baking and serving.
  • noun A dish made with cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs or unsweetened puff pastry, baked and served in such a bowl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The case or mold in which a ramekin is baked and served: also ramekin-mold or -case.

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

  • noun same as ramequin.

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

  • noun cooking a small glass or earthenware dish, often white and circular, in which food is baked and served

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cheese dish made with egg and bread crumbs that is baked and served in individual fireproof dishes
  • noun a small fireproof dish used for baking and serving individual portions

Etymologies

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

[French ramequin, perhaps from Dutch dialectal rammeken, toasted bread, or from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram, cream (from Middle Low German rōme).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

  • Its good to freeze individual portions in ramekin dishes for days when you don’t want to cook.

    Recipes even kids will eat

  • The cauliflower sheep playing between the broccoli bushes are glad, because the shepherd’s pie in the small ramekin is actually vegetarian.

    Bento #297 « Were rabbits

  • 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!)

    April « 2010 « Were rabbits

  • Pictured above are Ham and Egg Ramekins with the "ramekin" being a slice of bread.

    Cream Puffs In Venice

  • 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.

    Anna Brones: 20 Unusual Uses for Honey

  • 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.

    Anna Brones: 20 Unusual Uses for Honey

  • Divide the fish between 4 ramekin dishes (about 4 inches diameter) and top with the mashed potato.

    Recipes even kids will eat

  • 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.

    Anna Brones: 20 Unusual Uses for Honey

  • 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.

    Haru Hana Brings Japanese to K-Town | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • 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.

    Anna Brones: 20 Unusual Uses for Honey

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  • only for creamy dishes

    February 19, 2007

  • mmmm, creamy

    July 19, 2007