cornichon

noun
cor·ni·chon | \kȯr-nē-ˈshōⁿ \

Definition of cornichon 

: a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon

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Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, smoked paprika and pinch each salt and pepper; stir in sliced cornichons. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Mushroom and Muenster Sliders," 22 Jan. 2018 Using thin skewers or long toothpicks, assemble 16 banderillas, threading 1 cheese cube, 1 quail egg, 1 cornichon, 1 pickled onion, and 1 piquillo strip on each. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Add to bowl with walnut mixture along with vinegar, cornichons, capers, mustard, thyme, and sugar and toss to combine; season with kosher salt and black pepper. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Hanger Steak with Charred Scallion Sauce," 28 May 2018 Which in my book almost always means some combination of the following: a can or two of high quality tuna, a jar of olives, some pickle-y snack—cornichons or pickled peppers—and a head of little gem lettuce. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "The Canned Tuna I Bring to the Beach (Yes, the Beach!)," 22 May 2018 The Cuisinart will over chop the red onion and cornichons. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "For National Tartar Sauce Day, Anchor's recipe," 16 Feb. 2018 Serve with cornichons or capers, and some whole-grain mustard, because charcuterie needs acidity to cut through the fat. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "What makes a good cheese plate? A how-to for amateurs," 10 Apr. 2018 For example, one night’s omnivoral option was a pork chop with a mustard-cornichon sauce over handmade spaetzle with a ginger-carrot puree. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Outlaw Kitchens sets a neighborly table in Alta Vista," 5 Apr. 2018 Handout Get a charcuterie board with coppa, speck ham and salami with toasted sourdough bread and cornichons. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Craft cocktails and an Elvis sandwich keep the party going late at this Brickell pop up," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cornichon

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cornichon

French, gherkin, literally, little horn, diminutive of corne horn

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