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soffritto

[ soh-free-toh; Italian sawf-freet-taw ]
/ soʊˈfri toʊ; Italian sɔfˈfrit tɔ /
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noun

Also called battuto. Italian Cooking. a base for stews and soups, consisting of hot oil, butter, or fat in which a chopped onion or crushed garlic clove has been browned, often with the addition of chopped parsley, celery, and carrot.
(in Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean cookery) sofrito.

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Origin of soffritto

First recorded in 1910–15; from Italian, past participle of soffriggere; see suf-, fry1
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