au gratin

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)

Other Words from au gratin

au gratin adverb

Examples of au gratin in a Sentence

They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.
Recent Examples on the Web Osteria by Fabio Viviani Sit on the patio and enjoy bottomless mimosas along with shrimp cocktail, French toast, New York strip loin and potatoes au gratin for $66 or $33 for kids ages 2-12. Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 The meal includes 2 pounds of bourbon brown sugar glazed ham, a dozen rolls, cabbage au gratin, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, sage dressing and four cherry hand pies. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2022 This year, the astronaut Thanksgiving menu includes crab bisque, roast turkey, potatoes au gratin, candied yams and cherry blueberry cobbler. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 The restaurant came roaring back on April 1 this year, serving up supper club staples like steak and lobster alongside classic sides like au gratin potatoes. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Nov. 2021 Consider pairing with duck breast and au gratin potatoes. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 Executed by Chef de Cuisine Mark Zuckerman, the meal begins with a selection of snacks including Jonah crab fondue with sea urchin, vadouvan, scallop au gratin with Noilly Prat and orange, and caviar service with Regiis Ova Caviar. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Egg bakes, Newfoundland cod au gratin, even moose stew. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 Eagan's Mason Jar Kitchen also has a grill kit, with ready-to-grill prime rib-eye steaks and buttered fresh asparagus, cheesy au gratin potatoes, beef au jus and chopped fresh herbs and seasonings. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 17 June 2021 See More

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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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29 Apr 2022

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“Au gratin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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