Origin of gratin
Examples from the Web for gratin
Dust the surface of the fennel with the salt and pepper, then evenly distribute the grated Parmesan over the gratin.
I like to leave the gratin in the dish, pop it in the middle of the table and tuck in!
Before I'd caught my breath I'd skinned both my knees on the gratin', an' was climbin' up before she rolled again.The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling
I guess, with a plug like that holdin' that gratin' fast, they'll need jacks t' open it.The Aztec Treasure-House|Thomas Allibone Janvier
"You'll have to call out through that gratin' before they'll open the door," said he, half sulkily.Luttrell Of Arran|Charles James Lever
light crust over a dish, 1806 (in au gratin), from French gratin "crust" (16c.), from gratter "to scrape, scratch" (see grate (v.)).