soffritto

[soh-free-toh; Italian sawf-freet-taw]
noun
  1. Also called battuto. Italian Cookery. 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. sofrito.

Origin of soffritto

< Italian, past participle of soffriggere; see suf-, fry1
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