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Dredge: Definition

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Definition: What is the meaning of Dredge? In cooking, the word dredge means to coat an item of food in flour or breadcrumbs before cooking it.

Dredging with flour is often one of the steps in the standard breading procedure, which is a preliminary to sautéeing or deep-frying.

For example, dredging chicken in flour is one of the steps when preparing chicken piccata (likewise veal piccata). Croquettes or cutlets are also usually dredged with flour before cooking.
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