One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce.
- ‘My fancy was caught by smoked ham hock and beetroot terrine with confit beetroot and dill and lime cream, followed by loin of veal with a fricassée of squid, white beans, parsley and garlic.’
- ‘In the meantime, in the small village of St-Clair, my great-mother Louise Valette cooked duck preserves and stews, pâtés, fricassées and other delightful recipes.’
- ‘We were both served salads of oak leaf, fricassée and a plain vinaigrette dressing.’
- ‘They were put into spiced cream sauces or made into fricassées.’
- ‘In France, sorrel is put into ragouts, fricassées and soups.’
Make a fricassee of (meat).braise, casserole, simmer, boilView synonyms
French fricassée, feminine past participle of fricasser ‘cut up and cook in sauce’ (probably a blend of frire ‘to fry’ and casser ‘to break’).
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