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

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Divide among four 8-oz ramekins or jars and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Anna Helm Baxter, Woman's Day, "Meyer Lemon Posset," 16 Aug. 2018 Divide the greens evenly between the ramekins and spread to create a layer on the bottom. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Crab-And-Corn Custard And Corn Salad With Yellow-Tomato Vinaigrette," 17 Aug. 2016 From cake stands in a gorgeous blush or green color to adorable ramekins for individual servings, the TV host has thought of everything. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines's Easter Collection Drops in 4 Days and We Already Know What We're Buying," 20 Feb. 2019 The heartwarming collection will run you $30 for the ramekins, $50 for the fondue set, and $150 to $200 for the cocotte, but who can put a price on love? Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "Le Creuset Is Selling Heart-Shaped Cookware in Time for Valentine's Day," 17 Jan. 2018 Gently crack four eggs into four separate ramekins, to make sure the yolks are intact. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Pasta Kerchief with Poached Egg, French Ham, and Brown Butter," 26 Apr. 2012 No need to let this tasty stuff go to waste: When you're done frying up the bacon in step 7, use a spoon to transfer the excess grease from your pan into a ramekin. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Cook Acorn Squash With Maple-Bacon Drizzle," 21 Nov. 2018 Top each with a pastry round, tucking edges into ramekin. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Scoop or pipe into ramekins, espresso cups or wine glasses. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018

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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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