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Quadriller



Quadriller is a term that means to make criss-cross lines on the surface of food. It is just a way of improving food presentation and making it look more interesting.

It usually refers to food cooked on a grill over top a fire. The bars of the grill burn their lines into the food. You then turn the meat at a 90 or 45 degree angle to create intersecting lines. It can also be done by hand, sort of one line at a time, with a superheated skewer.

It can also be done to ungrilled foods wtih the back of a knife such as fish, scallops, etc.

It can also be used to describe criss-cross strips of pastry on top of a pie, or a criss-cross pattern of anchovies on a pizza, etc.

The effect achieved is called "quadrillage."


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Also called:

Cuadricula (Spanish); Retícula (Portuguese)

Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Quadriller." CooksInfo.com. Published 04 June 2005; revised 07 November 2007. Web. Accessed 05/28/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/quadriller>.

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