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Named after the Stroganov family, a distinguished Russian family involved in the settlement of Siberia, Russian Стро́ганов (Stróganov).


stroganoff (plural stroganoffs)

  1. A dish of sautéed pieces of beef (or a substitute) served in a sauce with sour cream.
    • 2002, Hope Ricciotti, Vincent Connelly, The Pregnancy Cookbook.
      With its creamy texture and unique taste, our version is certain to win over even the most diehard stroganoff fans.
    • 1999, John Yeoman, Self Reliance: A Recipe for the New Millennium.
      For an unusual kidney stroganoff, saute them in a casserole with chopped onions, celery and carrot, then stew in wine, beer, cider or stock till tender, and stir in a little cream before serving.

Usage notes[edit]

Stroganoff is sometimes, but not always, capitalised. Although it may originally have functioned as an adjective following the noun beef, it is now often regarded as a noun in itself, just as preparations of chicken Kiev are now frequently referred to as kievs.