cor·​ni·​chon | \ kȯr-nē-ˈshōn How to pronounce cornichon (audio) , kȯr-nē-ˈshōⁿ\

Definition of cornichon

: a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon

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The ever-morphing sandwich menu at this small shop currently includes the Glendale with Genoa salami, manchego cheese and cornichon mayo, and the Geary with truffle mousse paté and prosciutto. Hadley Tomicki,, "A second Angler, Guisados in Beverly Hills and more L.A. restaurant news," 11 June 2019 The Gold Coast restaurant offers a special three-course menu including steak frites with roasted garlic puree and country pate with cornichons, Dijon mustard and baguette croutons. Samantha Nelson,, "23 Father's Day specials and all-you-can-eat feasts around Chicagoland," 7 June 2019 Combine oil, vinegar, raisins, cornichons, capers, fennel seeds, parsley, and chopped cauliflower in a bowl. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Salami Sandwiches with Cauliflower Relish," 31 Oct. 2018 Filled with toasted fennel seeds, cornichons, and golden raisins, these sandwiches are bursting with flavor in every bite. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Salami Sandwiches with Cauliflower Relish," 31 Oct. 2018 Add the cornichons and their brine and continue stirring, loosening all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar," 22 Feb. 2013 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

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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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