Definition of fricandeau in English:



  • 1A slice of veal or beef loin.

    • ‘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. 1.1A dish made from veal or beef loin, usually fried or stewed and served with a sauce.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The leg is used for cutlets, fricandeaux, stews and roasts, and for braising.’
      • ‘He had had the occasion to try her fricandeau at José Comas's place.’
      • ‘At Mère Catherine's they had the fricandeau of veal with sorrel.’
      • ‘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).