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or ramequin

[ram-i-kin] /ˈræm ɪ kɪn/
a small dish in which food can be baked and served.
a small, separately cooked portion of a cheese preparation or other food mixture baked in a small dish without a lid.
Origin of ramekin
1700-10; < French ramequin < dialectal Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Anything used in a scramble or an omelet may be placed in the bottom of the ramekin.

  • Sometimes Roquefort is added, as in the ramekin recipes below.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • A “left-over” which is otherwise hopeless may often be used advantageously in a ramekin with an egg.

  • Put a tablespoonful of the sauce into a ramekin, add a small peeled tomato, and cover with the sauce.

  • Put in ramekin and bake 20 or 30 minutes in slow oven until well browned.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Some ramekin dishes are made so exquisitely that they may be collected like snuff bottles.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for ramekin


a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
the container itself
Word Origin
C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for ramekin

1706, from French ramequin (late 17c.), said to be from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German rom "cream"), from Proto-Germanic *rau(g)ma-, of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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