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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To cook partially by boiling for a brief period: parboiled and then sautéed the new potatoes.
  2. (verb-transitive) To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. •Seasoned: Quickly parboil aka blanch, drain, then place in a hot skillet or wok with a tablespoon or two of your favorite high-heat cooking oil and toss to coat. - Family Kitchen: A smorgasbord of summer vegetable dishes
  2. Corn•Curried kernels: With a sharp knife, slice off kernels and parboil for one minute in a small saucepan. - Family Kitchen: A smorgasbord of summer vegetable dishes
  3. But always parboil the liver first by dropping it into boiling water for a moment to seal in the juices and insure it remains tender, rather than turning into something resembling shoe leather. - The Plea: Remember the Liver
  4. This, if you will, is the rösti equivalent of the cream-first v jam-first scone war – some people parboil the potatoes before grating, and others don't bother. - How to cook the perfect rösti
  5. For some Swiss, it's not enough to parboil the potatoes – they must be done a day in advance and chilled before grating. - How to cook the perfect rösti


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