shirr v : bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"
- To make gathers in textiles by drawing together parallel threads.
- To bake (a raw egg removed from its shell) in a
- 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.
- 2006, Kim Severson, THE CHEF: ANNE QUATRANO; Letting the Land Make a Statement on the Plate, NYTimes, July 6
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