ramekin

noun
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 Divide the liquid evenly between 6 ramekins and place in the refrigerator, uncovered, to set. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Ellerbe Fine Foods in Fort Worth adds new garden room and wine bar," 18 Feb. 2020 The bread comes with a ramekin of olive oil from Jenkins’s family’s farm, in Tuscany. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "A Neighborhood Restaurant’s Last Night, for Now," 30 Mar. 2020 Step 4 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees with the rack in the middle. Pour the custard into six 4-ounce ramekins. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "We can’t stop eating this butterscotch custard with coconut cream," 12 Dec. 2019 If eggs don’t temper correctly, pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve into ramekins before putting in the refrigerator. Callie Blount, al, "This pumpkin pudding recipe is perfect for fall," 25 Oct. 2019 Individual asparagus and goat cheese frittatas Prepared in single-serving ramekins, these frittatas are loaded with veggies and perfect for breakfast or lunch all week. Stephanie Thurrott, NBC News, "Transitioning to the Mediterranean diet? Your Instant Pot can help," 18 Mar. 2020 Skim a knife along the edges and place the ramekins in a hot water bath for approximately 45 seconds to release. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Ellerbe Fine Foods in Fort Worth adds new garden room and wine bar," 18 Feb. 2020 Refrigerate the ramekins to allow the butter to set. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Potted Shrimp with Whiskey," 11 Mar. 2020 Most famous of the Old Town bar’s pintxos, la hoguera (the bonfire), is a shallow ramekin filled with a smoking rosemary twig and covered by a Lilliputian grill topped with a thin slice of cod. Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Can’t-Miss Pintxos Bars in San Sebastian, Spain," 4 Feb. 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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9 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Ramekin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramekin. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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ramekin

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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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