co·​cotte | \ kȯ-ˈkȯt How to pronounce cocotte (audio) \
plural cocottes\ kȯ-​ˈkȯt(s) How to pronounce cocottes (audio) \

Definition of cocotte

2 : a shallow individual baking dish usually with one or two handles

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in the new play, she takes on the somewhat racy role of a cocotte in fin de siècle Paris

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The premise behind the French method of cooking en cocotte (or casserole roasting) is to slow down the cooking process in order to concentrate flavor. Washington Post, "Low oven temperature and cucumber can make swordfish shine," 22 July 2019 The heartwarming collection will run you $30 for the ramekins, $50 for the fondue set, and $150 to $200 for the cocotte, but who can put a price on love? Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "Le Creuset Is Selling Heart-Shaped Cookware in Time for Valentine's Day," 17 Jan. 2018 Our favorite piece from the microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe collection is the set of four mini-cocottes. Ana Calderone,, "Le Creuset's New Collection Is Affordable and Adorable," 4 May 2018 No, that would be my cocotte, my little Dutch oven. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "You Think You Know Liev Schreiber, Then He Tells You How Much He Loves Broccoli," 4 Apr. 2018 SHERYL JULIAN Eggs en cocotte with cherry tomatoes Serves 4 Butter (for the dishes) 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 cherry tomatoes Salt and pepper, to taste 4 eggs 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1. Sheryl Julian,, "Recipe: Tuck a little cherry-tomato surprise into the bottom of baked eggs," 26 Mar. 2018 The company, known for unbeatable enameled dutch ovens, recently launched red and pink-colored ramekins, cast iron cocottes, and even a small fondue set for the most classic Valentine's Day meal. Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "Le Creuset Is Selling Heart-Shaped Cookware in Time for Valentine's Day," 17 Jan. 2018 Le Creuset introduced its first cast iron cocotte in 1925 in Fresnoy le Grand, France. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "The Incredible Le Creuset Perk That Makes This Pricey Kitchenware Worth It," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cocotte

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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