Definition of ramekin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈramɪkɪn/
(also ramekin dish)


1A small dish for baking and serving an individual portion of food.
Example sentences
  • Divide the mixture between the ramekins and push a truffle deep into the centre of each.
  • These impressive soufflés can be made in individual ramekins or coffee cups.
  • Fill the ramekins with some summer berries and a drop of booze.
1.1A quantity of food served in a ramekin, in particular a small quantity of cheese baked with breadcrumbs, eggs, and seasoning.
Example sentences
  • The Irish black tea is hot and strong, the homemade raisin scones warm and airy, served with a heaping ramekin of clotted cream.
  • The monochromatic assortment consists of four marvels of kosher-style cuisine served with two ramekins of sour cream.
  • A thick and tender petite strip steak comes with basic fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp roasted new potatoes and a ramekin of rich tomato-tinged Béarnaise.


Mid 17th century: from French ramequin, of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with obsolete Flemish rameken 'toasted bread'.

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