French Cooking. a dumpling of finely chopped fish or meat that is poached in water or stock and usually served with a sauce.
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How to use quenelle in a sentence
The First Amendment would never prohibit the quenelle, regardless of its symbolic meaning.
Stir a gill of cream to the quenelle meat, then use enough of the spinach to give it a fine light-green color.Choice Cookery | Catherine Owen
Put some very light chicken force meat (quenelle) in small round buttered timbale moulds, and cook in bain-marie (double boiler).The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book | Victor Hirtzler
La quenelle was by no means disconcerted, and he put the belt on himself in order to show me how it was used.My Double Life | Sarah Bernhardt
British Dictionary definitions for quenelle
a finely sieved mixture of cooked meat or fish, shaped into various forms and cooked in stock or fried as croquettes
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