Definition of fricandeau in English:



  • 1A slice of meat, especially veal, cut from the leg.

    • ‘It may be used with the feather of a quill, to colour meats, such as the upper part of fricandeaux, and to impart colour to sauces.’
    • ‘These are very small fricandeaux, two or three of which are served on one dish, and they sometimes also are delicate, but highly-flavoured minces, formed into any approved shapes.’
    piece, portion, wedge, chunk, hunk, lump, slab, segment
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    1. 1.1 A dish consisting of a veal fillet stewed or fried and served with a sauce.
      • ‘This option consists of a buffet where you can choose from semi-old cheese, mince, fricandeau, ham and pâté as well as salad, tomatoes and light dressing, farm bread, pickles and mustard.’
      • ‘It is a beautiful accompaniment to succulently poached white meat like breast of chicken, or fricandeau of veal.’
      • ‘The leg is used for cutlets, fricandeaux, stews and roasts, and for braising.’
      • ‘At Mère Catherine's they had the fricandeau of veal with sorrel.’
      • ‘He had had the occasion to try her fricandeau at José Comas's place.’
      • ‘The fricandeau is a typical meal of Lozère.’


French, probably related to fricassée ‘stew’, from the verb fricasser (see fricassee).