blan·​quette | \ bläⁿ-ˈket How to pronounce blanquette (audio) \

Definition of blanquette

: a stew of light meat or seafood in a white sauce blanquette of veal blanquette of lobster

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Recent Examples on the Web Choose from traditional dinners such as steamed mussels in white wine, roast duck a l’orange, blanquette de veau, trout almondine and chicken marsala alongside the chef’s nightly specials. Claire Perez,, "A Rendez-Vous with blueberry pancakes," 16 Aug. 2019 Traditionally a blanquette is thickened with egg yolks and has pearl onions and often button mushrooms in the mix. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "2016 Dry German Rieslings: Graceful, Resonant, Delicious," 3 May 2018 The dish for which the restaurant is named—suprême de volaille—is a breast of that same precious bird, napped in a blanquette and served next to an amber tuile that looks like a roasted onion but reveals itself as a roulade of potato and leek. Brett Martin, GQ, "Lyon Is the Real Capital of French Food," 12 Mar. 2018 The menu changes often but runs to dishes like a starter of quinoa-sweet-potato-and-red-cabbage rolls, blanquette of seitan (chewy wheat protein) in sesame cream and rose-and-pistachio cake. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Montmartre," 15 Feb. 2018 The menu features a different simmered dish daily, including such notably succulent classics as navarin d’agneau (lamb stewed with vegetables), blanquette de veau (veal in cream sauce) and cassoulet. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "How Do You Add to Versailles? Bravely AUG. 5, 2016," 20 Oct. 2016 Next came a blanquette de veau, the monochrome veal stew cherished by French schoolchildren — textbook buttery deliciousness. Stephen Heyman, New York Times, "Médoc, From Grand Cru to Country Cooking," 14 Mar. 2017 ORDER THE: classiques like terrine de canard, bouillon, blanquette de veau, riz au lait. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "Chez La Vieille," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of blanquette

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blanquette

French, from Occitan blanqueto, from blanc white, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German blanch white — more at blank

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“Blanquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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