patty shell

  1. a cup-shaped shell of light, flaky pastry, for serving vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce.

Origin of patty shell

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Words Nearby patty shell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use patty shell in a sentence

  • When cold put two or three oysters and a little sauce in each patty-shell, serve with lettuce and French dressing.