au gratin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French au gratin

Adjective[edit]

au gratin (not comparable)

  1. Covered with a crust of breadcrumbs (and often cheese) then browned under a grill.
    • 2012 October 20, John B. Saul, "[1]," The Seattle Times (retrieved 24 October 2012):
      The 7:30 prix fixe meal ($35 per person) is served communally in the courtyard. The four courses included scallops in a tomato and chili cream sauce, risotto and a cassoulet of either seafood or chicken covered with mashed potatoes au gratin.