AskDefine | Define shirr

Dictionary Definition

shirr v : bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Unknown.

Verb

  1. To make gathers in textiles by drawing together parallel threads.
  2. To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a baking dish.
    • 2006, Kim Severson, THE CHEF: ANNE QUATRANO; Letting the Land Make a Statement on the Plate, NYTimes, July 6
      But her favorite way to express their simplicity is to shirr them. It's an old-fashioned technique that essentially means baking an egg. In her version, the eggs in ramekins are simmered in seasoned cream that reduces slightly into a soft sauce.

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