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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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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.
appropriate size for crouton) 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic 2-3 Tablespoons dry sherry To taste salt and freshly ground pepper 3 Tablespoons whole butter 12 each French bread croutons 1/2 cup red pepper mousseline -- recipe follows 1/2 cup chiffonnade fresh basil 12 slices fresh mozzarella to fit croutons As needed chives 1 Tablespoon lemon zest As needed melted butter for croutons
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.
Soup fanciers will enjoy Firefly's tomato bisque ($6), full-flavored, served hot and boosted with a floating gruyere crouton.
Place a little spoon of hollandaise on the centre of the plate, place the crouton on top and press down, the toast should stay put now and not slide off the plate when you try to cut it.
Their light, crunchy texture is distinctive, with a firm bite that distinguishes the crouton from other extruded snacks.
Contact Olivia's Crouton Company at 1423 North Street, New Haven, VT 05472, or call the company at (802) 453-2222.
A cross between a crouton and a crostini, the three-strong offering will be joined on shelf by a range of AWT-branded breadsticks and croutons.
My blue cheese croutons are really simple and probably more of a croute than a crouton.
Following the successful launch by Campbell Grocery Products Ltd of its dry soups brands in a PET jar--the company has again turned to RPC Containers Blackburn for the launch of a new product from crouton brand Liebig.