Definition of escalope in English:



  • A thin slice of meat without any bone, typically a special cut of veal from the leg that is coated, fried, and served in a sauce.

    Also called scallop
    • ‘Instead, you can choose a venison escalope topped with wood pigeon or the west coast lobster bisque topped with a light brandy cream.’
    • ‘Place a half-slice of prosciutto on each escalope, put a sage leaf on top and fasten with a cocktail stick.’
    • ‘My partner opted for the escalope of gammon, which was served with a fried egg, chips and vegetables.’
    • ‘Spread on one side of the escalope and grill for 10 minutes without turning.’
    • ‘There are turkey steaks and fillets, meat for stews, pies and stir-fries, escalopes for pan-frying, drumsticks, minced meat for sausages, meat loaves and burgers.’
    • ‘Anyway, we had the garlic, tomato and oregano soaked courgettes served with a pork escalope and a glass of cold Italian Chardonnay.’
    • ‘It added a wonderful flavour to my pork escalopes, combining perfectly with the sweetness of the sultanas and peppers.’
    • ‘Last night was the first time I actually cooked much - reheated some veal escalopes (which weren't very nice) and did some vegetables.’
    • ‘My husband's main course - escalopes of chicken cooked in red wine and mushrooms - was not exciting, but perfectly acceptable.’
    • ‘It was a hard call but escalope of pork with bacon, chick peas and celery in a tomato sauce won my vote.’
    • ‘The choice was roast fillet of beef or seared escalope of salmon and smoked salmon.’
    • ‘Those not so keen on fish could choose from equally tempting dishes such as roast chicken in tarragon cream sauce and escalope of pork with apple chutney, cider and cream.’
    • ‘Season the flour with salt and pepper and dip the escalopes in it.’
    • ‘His breaded pork escalopes come tender but crunchy with unctuous buttery anchovies and fried egg, an interesting spin on the Weiner Schnitzel theme.’
    • ‘Vivian went for a festive option, escalopes of turkey stuffed with cranberry and lemon with sage.’
    • ‘I had asked her to tell me, based on what she'd seen in the kitchen and on the reaction of other diners, whether she would choose the escalopes of veal or the baked fillet of cod.’
    • ‘Other main courses included chicken in a white wine and mushroom sauce and breaded escalope of pork with a home-made apple sauce.’
    • ‘What I often like having here is the veal escalope or the Dover sole.’
    • ‘Instead, thick, succulent breast escalopes had been pan-fried with black pudding and chipolatas.’
    • ‘Try this tasty toasted ciabatta topped with grilled chicken escalopes, baby leaf salad and mustard mayonnaise.’
    piece, portion, wedge, chunk, hunk, lump, slab, segment
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French; compare with escallop and scallop.