verb (used with object), fric·as·seed, fric·as·see·ing.
Origin of fricassee
Examples from the Web for fricassee
Yolk of egg is often used in fricassee, cream is better, as the former is apt to curdle.
On the left is a fricassee of snails, fed, or rather purged, with milk.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
The rest of the forequarter can be used for fricassee, Scotch broth, croquettes, and many other dishes.Better Meals for Less Money|Mary Green
They are a sort of fricassee, with some little solid meat in them, and yet the flavor is not always piquant.The Essays of "George Eliot"|George Eliot
For an extra, legs of large chickens may be boned and filled like the chicken, the rest being used for a fricassee.
British Dictionary definitions for fricassee
verb -sees, -seeing or -seed
Word Origin for fricassee
Word Origin and History for fricassee
1560s, from Middle French fricassée, fem. past participle of fricasser "mince and cook in sauce" (15c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to or compounded from Middle French frire "to fry" (see fry (v.)) and casser, quasser "break, cut up." As a verb, from 1650s.