Definition of underdone in English:



  • (of food) insufficiently cooked.

    • ‘The toast may be burned, the eggs a bit underdone and the bacon black as coal, but Mom doesn't care.’
    • ‘Okay, maybe the chips were fractionally underdone, but we're talking nanoseconds.’
    • ‘I love underdone, or ideally raw meat, but not all my friends are quite such ostentatious carnivores.’
    • ‘The meat is generally larded for this, and many consider it is best slightly underdone.’
    • ‘The lobster was slightly underdone, firm and tasty - this was a French dish made Italian.’
    • ‘‘Eat up, Kyle,’ said Stan, holding a plate of burnt bacon and underdone toast.’
    • ‘Bring to the boil then turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 40 minutes until the chicken is underdone but just starting to look cooked.’
    • ‘I remember when I took over my Neal Street restaurant in 1980, people wanted kidneys grilled, underdone.’
    • ‘Both came with a side salad; it was fresh and crisp - vegetables and an overflowing plate of chips which were, if I had to complain, just a touch underdone.’
    • ‘Cutting the strips the same length and width will ensure that they take the same amount of time to cook, preventing some strips from getting overdone and tough while others remain underdone.’
    • ‘The chips were crisp and fat, but the egg was slightly underdone for his liking.’
    • ‘The bass is a bit underdone, but overall, this is a wonderful decibel delight.’
    • ‘The meat was sliced rather than the usual cubed and the potato a little underdone.’
    • ‘My pepper steak was tender, though a little underdone for the designated medium-rare, but still pleasant enough, and came with either French fries or baked potato - I chose the fries.’
    • ‘Microwaves cook quickly, but not always evenly, making it possible to overcook or burn the outer edges while the centre is underdone.’
    uncooked, fresh
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