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 Pour mixture evenly into 4 ramekins; cover with plastic wrap. Callie Blount, al, "This pumpkin pudding recipe is perfect for fall," 25 Oct. 2019 Place four 6-ounce heatproof ramekins or tea cups in a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Earl Gray Crème Brûlée," 19 Mar. 2019 An optional side of ranch, which comes in an approximately ¼-cup plastic ramekin, is $2. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Flour + Water Pizzeria, the home of the $8 slice and much, much more," 29 Aug. 2019 Oil four 8-ounce ramekins; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Mini Carrot Pot Pies," 5 Aug. 2019 If necessary, use a spoon or small ramekin to completely submerge the beans under the pickling liquid. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quick pickling gives fresh veggies and fruit a tangy crunch in a day or less," 16 July 2019 Cut 4 4 1/2-inch rounds from puff pastry; place 1 round over each ramekin. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Mini Carrot Pot Pies," 5 Aug. 2019 This is no ramekin version, but a snake of firm, fresh pasta and cheesy innards curled in a ladle of Bolognese, atop a ladle of creamy béchamel. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "“Sette" it off: Stellar service, serious portions in the Ivanhood | Review," 17 July 2019 The presentation was perfect: not a fleck of sugar on the rim of the ramekin; the elongated stem of the spoon magically balanced on the edge of the dish. Laura Delarato, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Dessert in Paris That Allowed Me to Finally Enjoy Eating in Public," 3 July 2019

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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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22 Nov 2019

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“Ramekin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramequins. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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