Skip Nav
Summer
What a Watermelon! 20+ Recipes That Highlight the Juicy Fruit
Budget Tips
The Smartest Whole Foods Shoppers Take Advantage of This Hack
Recipes
10 Quintessentially American Dishes

Cooking Definition of Fond

Definition: Fond

Fond is French for "base" and commonly refers to the browned bits and caramelized drippings of meat and vegetables that are stuck to the bottom of a pan after sautéing or roasting.

It's often retained as a source of flavor and deglazed with liquid and aromatics like onions and garlic. The fond is the base of a number of classic French pan sauces.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
pink-elephant pink-elephant 6 years
I love that part-that's where all the flavor is!!
suziryder suziryder 6 years
I had no idea that had a name!
Definition of Hyperpigmentation
Vocabulary of Bed Styles
What Are Fraises du Bois?
Beurre Noisette Definition
What Is Matzo?
Definition of Quercetin
What's in Pickling Spice?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X