Definition of fricandeau in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪkandəʊ/

noun (plural fricandeaux /ˈfrɪkandəʊz/)

1A slice of meat, especially veal, cut from the leg.
Example sentences
  • These are very small fricandeaux, two or three of which are served on one dish, and they sometimes also are delicate, but highly-flavoured minces, formed into any approved shapes.
  • It may be used with the feather of a quill, to colour meats, such as the upper part of fricandeaux, and to impart colour to sauces.
1.1A dish consisting of a veal fillet stewed or fried and served with a sauce.
Example sentences
  • The fricandeau is a typical meal of Lozère.
  • The leg is used for cutlets, fricandeaux, stews and roasts, and for braising.
  • It is a beautiful accompaniment to succulently poached white meat like breast of chicken, or fricandeau of veal.


French, probably related to fricassée 'stew', from the verb fricasser (see fricassee).

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