Definition of gratin
1 : a brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also : a dish so cooked
2 : upper crust the gratin of London society
Recent Examples of gratin from the Web
The term usually refers to something baked in cream, sometimes with cheese, similar to a French gratin.
Vegetables include crispy cauliflower steak with broccoli puree, quinoa risotto with porcini mushrooms and potato and celery root gratin with gruyere and parmesan.
Along with the regular brunch menu, the Oak Lawn-area restuarant will offer a 14-ounce prime New York strip steak topped with lobster gratin, with butter-poached lobster claw meat with garlic, lemon and Parmesan aioli.
And while no one sane would deny the goodness of French fries, hash browns, potatoes gratin, vichyssoise, etc., these foods aren’t exactly thrilling.
The slightly upscale Tia Alice is one of the culinary icons of Fátima thanks to a kitchen that focuses on hearty homemade meals including a cod gratin with shrimp and a slow-roasted veal.
Everything works beautifully in this bubbling gratin, where family dynamics are at their best.
Pop it all into a gratin dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
Put the crab mixture into a one-quart, oven-to-table crock or gratin dish or divide among six 6-ounce dishes.
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Origin and Etymology of gratin
French, from Middle French, from grater to scratch
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
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Definition of gratin for English Language Learners
: a dish that has bread crumbs or cheese on top and is cooked in an oven
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