Definition of fricassee in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfrɪkəsiː//ˌfrɪkəˈsiː/


  • A dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).


French fricassée, feminine past participle of fricasser cut up and cook in sauce (probably a blend of frire to fry and casser to break).