ram·​e·​kin | \ˈram-kən, 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

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Grease 6 ramekins or one 9-by 13-inch baking dish with oil. Tiffani Thiessen, Good Housekeeping, "Creamy Chicken Potpies," 9 Oct. 2018 Place 6 small ramekins or soufflé cups into a casserole dish. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Crab-And-Corn Custard And Corn Salad With Yellow-Tomato Vinaigrette," 17 Aug. 2016 Divide among individual ramekins or pour into a freezer-safe serving dish. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 When the poaching water is just starting to simmer, take a cup or ramekin in each hand and gently slide in the eggs, one on each side of the pan. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Nigella Lawson’s Turkish Eggs," 27 Apr. 2018 Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes for the casserole and 25 minutes for ramekins. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Spray individual ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. The Courier-Journal, "A shareable potluck classic goes fun with broccoli and cheese pies for one," 2 June 2018 Butter or coat with cooking spray a 2-quart or 8 individual 1-cup ramekins. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Cut puff pastry into strips ⅛ inch thick; arrange in a lattice pattern, pressing the ends against the ramekins, and brush the pastry with the egg. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Peach Crisp with Granola Streusel Recipe," 10 May 2010

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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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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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