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 Both arrived with crusty bread, good butter and a ramekin of pickles. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Take, for instance, the palm tree motif, which appears throughout the collection’s dishware, occasionally alongside an ibis (the espresso cup and saucer), a lion (the platter), or a monkey (the ramekin). Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 22 June 2022 Serve a heaping pile in a small bowl, ramekin, or cocktail glass. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 2 June 2022 Transfer the dip to a ramekin or small bowl and top with the remaining dill if serving right away. Colu Henry, Vogue, 26 May 2022 Butter the gratin dish or ramekins, then spoon a layer of vegetables into the bottom of the gratin dish or each ramekin. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 Place a small serving plate on top of each ramekin and flip it over to unmold the panna cotta. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2021 When ready to bake, fill each ramekin with 1 cup to 1 1/4 cups of chicken mixture. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 Lightly grease the outside of a small ovenproof bowl or ramekin (2 cups is more than sufficient) with butter or nonstick cooking spray. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

31 Jul 2022

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“Ramekin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramekin. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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