Pronunciation: [<em>It</em><em>Sp. </em>pah-NAH-dah; <em>Fr. </em>pah-NAHD]
1. A thick paste made by mixing breadcrumbs, flour, rice, etc. with water, milk, stock, butter or sometimes egg yolks. It's used to bind meatballs, fish cakes, forcemeats and and quenelles. 2. A sweet or savory soup made with breadcrumbs and various other ingredients. It may be strained before serving.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.