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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Gently toss croutons with tomatoes, then fold in remaining basil, tearing large leaves into smaller pieces. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Tomato Panzanella," 17 Aug. 2018 Bake, shaking sheet to toss once halfway through, until croutons are golden and crispy all over but still squishable in the center, 10–12 minutes. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lazy Caesar Salad," 25 June 2018 Here’s why: Smoked chicken tastes good on a basin-size bowl of fresh salad greens with watermelon radish, broccoli, tomatoes, boiled egg, shredded cheese and croutons. Mike Sutter,, "Review: B&B Smokehouse sets a solid barbecue table on San Antonio’s South Side," 13 June 2019 Oh, and don’t forget the cheesy, toasted croutons for the perfect finish. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Soup with Cheesy Croutons," 11 June 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of crouton

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

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