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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.

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pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
I love that part-that's where all the flavor is!!
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I had no idea that had a name!
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