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n. (context UK English) A north-eastern English snack of deep-fried breaded chicken topped with béchamel sauce and cheese.


Parmo, or Parmesan, a breaded cutlet dish originating in Middlesbrough, is extremely popular in the North East of England. Being quite similar to a schnitzel, it typically consists of chicken in breadcrumbs topped with a white béchamel/Parmesan sauce and cheese. There are also many variations (see below). Parmo is distinct from the Italian-American dish chicken parmigiana, which is briefly pan-fried then baked or broiled and served with a tomato-based sauce.