Definition of a la plancha in English:

a la plancha

adjective

  • (of meat or fish) pan-fried or cooked on a griddle.

    ‘we started out with the octopus a la plancha’
    • ‘After a lifetime of oily, canned sardines, sardinas a la plancha were like a divine revelation.’
    • ‘Go and enjoy chipirones a la plancha, Gambas a la plancha (grill prawn) and rape a la plancha, just great.’
    • ‘The addition of potato is optional, though when potato and vegetables are added it is normally cooked on a hot plate and called pulpo a la plancha.’
    • ‘In this real art book, he applies himself to illustrate an original recipe of Jacques and Laurent Pourcel in order to elaborate grilled squids a la plancha.’

Pronunciation

a la plancha

/ˌä lə ˈplän(t)SHə/ /ˌɑ lə ˈplɑn(t)ʃə/

adverb

  • On a griddle.

    • ‘the pods can be grilled whole over coals or cooked a la plancha’

Pronunciation

a la plancha

/ˌä lə ˈplän(t)SHə/ /ˌɑ lə ˈplɑn(t)ʃə/

Origin

Spanish.