AskDefine | Define fricassee

Dictionary Definition

fricassee n : pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings v : make a fricassee of by cooking; "fricassee meats"

User Contributed Dictionary



From etyl fr fricassée (noun), from fricassée, past participle of fricasser (verb)



  1. meat or poultry cut into small pieces, stewed or fried and served in its own gravy.


meat or poultry cut into small pieces, stewed or fried and served in its own gravy


  1. to cook meat or poultry in this manner


to cook meat or poultry in this manner

Extensive Definition

Fricassee (sometimes spelled Fricassée) is typically poultry, but other types of white meat can be substituted. They are first cut into pieces, and then stewed in a white gravy. Contemporarily, it often includes other ingredients (such as mushrooms, vegetables, etc.) sauteed and served in a dry vermouth cream sauce.
A cajun fricassee is any type of meat or seafood stewed in a gravy made with a dark cajun roux, usually the color of milk chocolate. As in most cajun dishes, it also contains onions, garlic, celery and bell peppers and is served over rice.

External links

fricassee in German: Frikassee
fricassee in Spanish: Fricasé
fricassee in French: Fricassée
fricassee in Japanese: フリカッセ
fricassee in Swedish: Frikassé

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Irish stew, bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, boil, bouillabaisse, braise, brew, broil, brown, chowder, coddle, cook, curry, devil, do, do to perfection, etuvee, fire, frizz, frizzle, fry, goulash, griddle, grill, heat, meat stew, mulligan, mulligan stew, olio, olla, olla podrida, oven-bake, oyster stew, paella, pan, pan-broil, parboil, poach, prepare, prepare food, ragout, roast, saute, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, stew, stir-fry, toast
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