au gratin

adjective
au gra·tin | \ō-ˈgrä-tᵊn, ȯ-, -ˈgra- \

Definition of au gratin 

: covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler)

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Examples of au gratin in a Sentence

They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.

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Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 Macaroni au gratin: No one way to make this cheesy goodness exists. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Taste of Haiti this weekend: Here's a primer on Haitian food," 30 Apr. 2018 Ingredients: 1 box (6.2 oz) Betty Crocker Ultimate au gratin potatoes 1 container (5.3 to 6 oz) low fat Greek plain yogurt Directions: Heat oven to 375° F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "Easy Easter Recipe," 26 Mar. 2018 Another notable side item was the au gratin potatoes, which looked more like a slice of elegant pastry but proved to be a luscious version of the classic dish. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Barrett's Grill is no ordinary mall restaurant," 15 Mar. 2018 The rest, however, retained its warmth and its excellent flavor resting atop a wonderful supporting cast — au gratin potato, mustard greens, baby carrot, butternut squash puree, crisped leeks. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Interesting menu, enjoyable view at Ampersea," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of au gratin

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au gratin

French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan

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The first known use of au gratin was in 1806

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au gratin

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of au gratin

: covered with bread crumbs or cheese and then baked until brown

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