au gratin

adjective
au gra·​tin | \ ō-ˈgrä-tᵊn How to pronounce au gratin (audio) , ȯ-, -ˈgra- How to pronounce au gratin (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web As main courses were served, wait-staff circled with decadent family-style sides: Chef Taylor's famous au gratin potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and corn crème brûlée. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Becca Cason Thrash takes over Steak 48 for exclusive Notre-Dame de Paris dinner," 22 Jan. 2020 Give au gratin potatoes an upgrade by combining them with shredded Brussels sprouts. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin," 4 Nov. 2019 Dinner will include New York strip steak, zucchini and corn cakes, roasted potatoes, rainbow swiss chard au gratin, apple crisp, ice cream and a complimentary glass of wine. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 20 Sep. 2019 When Warner Music Nashville presented a showcase June 8 at Ascend Amphitheater, Brunner organized the delivery of leftover roast beef, potatoes au gratin, vegetables and desserts to six Nashville charities. Tom Roland, Billboard, "CMA Fest Expands Its Charitable Reach to Help Feed Nashvillians in Need," 12 June 2019 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

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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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12 Feb 2020

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“Au gratin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20gratin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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au gratin

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English Language Learners Definition of au gratin

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

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