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 (kro͞o′tŏn′, kro͞o-tŏn′)
A small crisp piece of toasted or fried bread.

[French croûton, diminutive of croûte, crust, from Old French crouste, from Latin crusta; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]


(Cookery) a small piece of fried or toasted bread, usually served in soup
[French: diminutive of croûte crust]


(ˈkru tɒn, kruˈtɒn)

a small cube of fried or toasted bread, used as a garnish for salads, soups, etc.
[1800–10; < French, =croûte crust + -on diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crouton - a small piece of toasted or fried breadcrouton - a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
كِسْرَة خُبْز مُحَمَّصـه
smažený chléb
pirított zsemlekocka
opečený chlieb


croûton [ˈkruːtɒn] Ncuscurro m, picatoste m


[ˈkruːtɒn] ncroûton m


nCroÛton m


[ˈkruːtɒn] n (Culin) → crostino


(ˈkruːton) noun
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, served in soup etc.
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ft manufacturing unit is a fully automated crouton baking facility.
A day ahead, you can make the appetizers, the soup, and the crouton dumplings.
Remove mixture from refrigerator, spread one tablespoon onto a crouton and broil until golden brown.
Appetizers might be some of chef Andre Guerrero's signature dishes or new creations, among them Roasted Beet Salad With Mixed Greens, Warm Goat Cheese Crouton and Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette, or Asparagus Soup.
To serve, stir spinach into soup, then ladle equally into 4 bowls; top each portion with a garlic crouton.
This makes it easier to cut thinly (about the thickness of a slice of bread) and because you are putting the cheese on top you want the crouton to be thick enough to hold the weight and not crumble.
25) and a five-onion soup with diced portobello mushrooms and a gruyere cheese crouton ($5.
Place the crouton with cheese into the oven at 180-C until the cheese is warm but not melted.
The vivid green colour of the pesto will still be visual and the crunchy crouton can be served with soups, pastas, salads, etc.
dinner ($45) offers a croquette of Spanish cured ham and Idiazabel cheese and a crouton of piperade and seared ahi tuna as appetizers, followed by sand a calamari dish.
Sippets, the small diced variety of crouton, mainly refers to those which accompany cream soups.
Using a fish slice, slide the warm goats cheese on top of your toasted brioche crouton.