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verb[WITH OBJECT]North American
Cook (food) by a combination of broiling and roasting:[as adjective] ‘broasted chicken’
- ‘Each week, the Pizza Ranch gives cast and crew two pizzas and an eight-piece bucket of ‘broasted’ chicken with potatoes, according to Pizza Ranch manager John Dambek.’
- ‘Sally's Alley, Splitsville's restaurant, offers ‘vintage’ entrées such as steak Diane, veal Parmesan, and broasted chicken, in a sophisticated atmosphere that features stylish, retro furnishings.’
- ‘Steer clear of broasted, stuffed, buttered, breaded or basted entrées, as well as gravies.’
1980s: blend of broil and roast.
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