deglaze

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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To remove the glaze from (pottery, for example).
  2. (verb-transitive) To dissolve the remaining bits of sautéed or roasted food in (a pan or pot) by adding a liquid and heating.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Let the onions get brown and as they just start sticking to the bottom, add a few tsp of water to 'deglaze' the pan or loosen up the burnt bits. - Kaala Chana - North Indian black chick peas curry
  2. When the taqlieh starts to get dry and stick stubbornly to the bottom about 2 minutes, deglaze the pan with the lemon juice. - Day of Honey
  3. Pour in clams and half the broth, stirring well to deglaze the pot. - A Simple Supper
  4. As the chicken skin starts to render down, pour away any excess fat, then add the white wine to deglaze any caramelised juices. - Angela Hartnett's pot-roasted chicken with lemon, spring onions and ginger
  5. If you would rather not use wine, you can also deglaze with water. - Angela Hartnett's pot-roasted chicken with lemon, spring onions and ginger

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