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 (kôr′nĭ-shŏn′, -shōN′)
A crisp, sour pickle made from a small cucumber.

[French, little horn, cornichon, diminutive of corne, horn, from Old French; see corner.]
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(Cookery) a type of small gherkin
[French: gherkin]
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This did well with an amuse-bouche of sliced head cheese (Its name notwithstanding, it's not dairy, but a terrine or meat jelly made from the head), with a light touch of creamy aioli and a sliver of cornichon.
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Earlier this year, the Doughnut Project in New York City teamed up with the late Carnegie Deli for a "Reuben Doughnut Sandwich," with a caraway seed doughnut sandwiching pastrami, Swiss cheese, apple slaw and a Russian dressing glaze with a cornichon pickle garnish.
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To complement our drinks we were offered a trio of canapes, consisting of cream cheese and smoked salmon with lemon aioli (garlic flavoured mayonnaise); duck pate with cornichon and a risotto ball filled with Welsh blue cheese.
Cornichon, dill pickle, Diddy Men's cucumbers - all fine.
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Suli's roast beef, salami and pepperoni with sundried tomato wasn't bulky at all, it was the right amount of each slice of meat and the sundried tomato paste along with the cornichon and chopped mozzarella made the mix just right and very tasty.
For the deviled eggs with king crab: 4 eggs 2 king crab legs, about 4 ounces each, poached in shells, chilled, meat removed and shredded 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons creme fraiche 1/4 cup chives, chopped 1/4 cup cornichon, finely chopped For the garnish: 2 ounces golden osetra caviar 2 spears asparagus, tips only, trimmed and shaved Sea salt to taste FOR THE DEVILED EGGS WITH KING CRAB: In a medium-size pot, add eggs and cover with cold water.
In Square One, the Parma Ham with Crispy Pork Rillette, Cornichon and Truffle Mayonnaise make a delightful start to the meal.