ram·​e·​kin | \ ˈram-kən How to pronounce ramekin (audio) , ˈra-mi- \
variants: or less commonly ramequin

Definition of ramekin

1 : a preparation of cheese especially with bread crumbs or eggs baked in a mold or shell
2 : an individual baking dish

Examples of ramekin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If unmolding, run knife around inside edge of each ramekin and invert onto plate. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Vanilla Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb," 7 Apr. 2021 Housed in an oversized ceramic ramekin in an earthy blue hue, the candle delivers a crisp scent of juniper and cedar that will immediately freshen up any room. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "23 Target candles we’re obsessed with, all under $20," 25 Mar. 2021 Transfer to the prepared pan and use the bottom of a ramekin or dry measuring cup to firmly press into an even layer. BostonGlobe.com, "Make-ahead recipes for Easter brunch," 24 Mar. 2021 This recipe is designed to work in a 2-quart, high-sided ramekin or a 2-quart pot that is oven safe. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "This bright seafood souffle is a celebratory meal to raise spirits for New Year’s," 29 Dec. 2020 It’s the perfect geometry experiment to dip into a circular ramekin of intense, garlicky mojo sauce. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "‘I feel closer to my roots’: Three Dallas Cuban-owned restaurants that remind fans of home," 12 Feb. 2021 Any good ramekin should be oven-safe and tough enough to handle extremely high temperatures. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Ramekins for souffles, salsas, and more," 22 Jan. 2021 In a small ramekin or bowl, combine the salt and pepper. Washington Post, "Give in to pandemic cravings, starting with a homemade cheesesteak sandwich," 10 Dec. 2020 Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 8-inch-round 2-quart souffle ramekin or 2-quart pot. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "This bright seafood souffle is a celebratory meal to raise spirits for New Year’s," 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of ramekin

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ramekin

French ramequin, from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram cream

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14 Apr 2021

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“Ramekin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramekin. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ramekin

: a small, usually round bowl that has steep sides and that is used for cooking and serving food for one person

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