[ soh-free-toh; Italian sawf-freet-taw ]

  1. 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.

  2. (in Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean cooking) sofrito.

Origin of soffritto

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

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