• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Gratinate (Cookery) To cook, as macaroni, in a savory juice or sauce until the juice is absorbed and a crisp surface forms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gratinate To cook in a rich sauce and cover with a crust of browned crumbs.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gratiner, v.i., to form a crust


In literature:

She ordered thin soup, a grilled sole, and cutlets au gratin.
"Malvina of Brittany" by Jerome K. Jerome
Potatoes au Gratin 15.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
And corn au gratin and some head lettuce.
"Personality Plus" by Edna Ferber
Au gratin dishes, meat pie and various vegetables may be cooked at the same time.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
It'll be warm over the engine-room gratin'.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
And the sharp-eyed, gray-haired gent we talked to through the brass gratin' acted like he'd never heard the name Gedney Nash before.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Say, after 8 P.M. you might as well be livin' in a sub-cellar with the sidewalk gratin' closed.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Cauliflower au Gratin, 73.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
I'm goin' to keep this business under gratin's.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
At the far end is a small wire gratin' with a Morris chair on the other side of it.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
He took that gratin' job to hide his groans; he wuz weepin'; his red eyes betrayed him.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
With breaded chops, tomato sauce and potato au gratin.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Here serve for each guest half a small Broiled Chicken on Toast, with Potatoes au Gratin, and large delicious young Marrowfat Peas.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
Cauliflower, 214. au gratin, 215.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
A fricandeau of veal, potatoes, a cauliflower au gratin, and a frangipane tart from the pastrycook's.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In news:

Prepared pesto is easy to find in grocery stores these days, so making this gratin is a cinch.
Gratin once meant scrape — as in scrape up the brown bits from the bottom.
Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin .
Potato and Pesto Gratin .
Artichoke and potato gratin .
This Feb 21, 2011 photo shows ratatouille gratin in Concord, N.H. Ratatouille is a classic French country dish of vegetables cooked until tender in their own juices.
Italian sausage and kale gratin .
Cabbage and Red Pepper Gratin .
Paprika contributes a spicy edge to this sweet, comforting gratin .
Potato gratin with caramelized onions and prosciutto.
Carmelized onions make the texture seem richer in this potato gratin with prosciutto.
Oak Steakhouse Potato Gratin .
You can't go wrong with a gratin.
Gratins easy to make in advance for holiday.
You can assemble most gratins in advance .