en brochette

[ en broh-shet, on; French ahnbraw-shet ]

  1. Cooking. on a small spit or skewer: lamb cubes en brochette.

Origin of en brochette

First recorded in 1885–90; from French: literally, “on (a) skewer”

Words Nearby en brochette

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How to use en brochette in a sentence

  • They are what is called en brochette in cook-books, a formidable name for a simple dish.

    Gala Day Luncheons | Caroline Benedict Burrell
  • There is no other hotel in the world where you can get such chicken livers en brochette.

  • Mutton kidneys with bacon are desirable, and all the livers and kidneys en brochette with bacon, empaled on a spit, are excellent.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Twice I thought my nose was going to be served en brochette.

    Half-Hours with the Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for en brochette

en brochette

/ French (ɑ̃ brɔʃɛt) /

adjective, adverb
  1. (esp of meat) roasted or grilled on a skewer

Origin of en brochette

literally: on a skewer

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