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.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is a beautiful accompaniment to succulently poached white meat like breast of chicken, or fricandeau of veal.’
      • ‘The fricandeau is a typical meal of Lozère.’
      • ‘He had had the occasion to try her fricandeau at José Comas's place.’
      • ‘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.’


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