crouton

noun
crou·​ton | \ ˈkrü-ˌtän How to pronounce crouton (audio) , krü-ˈtän\

Definition of crouton

: a small cube of toasted or crisply fried bread

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Then Perricone had to get off the phone but promised to send me immediately the recipe for a light, luminous cream that anoints the simple beef, salt, crouton, and cress mixture at Manfreds. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Serving Raw Meat And Fish A Dinner Party Taboo?," 12 Apr. 2019 Add the kale mix to the skillet along with the croutons and toss to coat. Woman's Day, "Roasted Citrus Chicken Salad," 15 Feb. 2019 Cut the bread into large croutons, about 1-inch square. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 Add the croutons and dress with ⅓ cup of the now-cool olive oil. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe," 17 July 2012 But the croutons that drink up that vinaigrette and the bright tomato juices really pull it all together. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Salad Is the Best Way to Use All the Vegetables You Have Right Now," 16 Aug. 2018 Peel the peaches and remove the pits. Slice them into wedges, then into pieces about the same size of the croutons. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 Fry the croutons until golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe," 17 July 2012 Top with bacon croutons and a drizzle of oil; season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "Instant Pot Split Pea Soup," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of crouton

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crouton

French croûton, diminutive of croûte crust, from Middle French crouste, from Old French, from Latin crusta

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crouton

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crouton

: a small piece of bread that is toasted or fried until it is crisp

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