gratin definition

  • noun:
    • a premier crust composed of browned crumbs and butter, often with grated mozzarella cheese.
    • the very best crust of a dish, composed of breadcrumbs or grated cheese heated under a grill; the meal it self.
    • The brown crust formed upon a gratinated meal; also, the meal itself, since crusts of breads, game, or poultry.
    • A browned crust.
    • Food served in a rich sauce and covered with browned crumbs.

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