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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Recent Examples on the Web Cindy Warren, a regular donor to City Life, provided the food for rhe meal – rotini with meat sauce and a salad with croutons, cheese and ranch. Mykal Mceldowney, Indianapolis Star, "'What else can we do to help you?': Local charities go beyond food delivery," 20 Apr. 2020 The salad’s flavors tilt toward the Middle East, with a nutty, slightly spicy dressing and pita chips instead of croutons. Sunset Magazine, "The Recipes You Should Be Cooking This March," 26 Feb. 2020 After much more sweat and turmoil—and griddling up some quick homemade croutons—dinner was served. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "51 International Recipes We're Tackling During Quarantine," 7 May 2020 There are also wonderfully useful tips for storing and refreshing bread, what to do with stale bread (make ice cream), where to find baking gear (directly from Poilâne) and how to make good croutons (spice and fry them). Los Angeles Times, "‘Poilâne,’ Apollonia Poilâne’s first cookbook in English, is a quarantine baker’s perfect bread handbook," 29 Apr. 2020 Overlooking a serene forest, the restaurant features items such as a Buddha bowl with beets, five-grain blend, blueberries, chicken, feta cheese and sweet potato croutons on a bed of greens. Jay Jones,, "Sweet summer trip: Where to get your blueberry fix in southwest Michigan," 24 June 2019 And so the pages accumulate, shuffling recipes for crouton salads, meatloaf (made with bread crumbs) and bread-and-butter sandwiches with more elaborate chef-y ones for croissants, puff pastry and a massive, intricate galette des rois. Los Angeles Times, "‘Poilâne,’ Apollonia Poilâne’s first cookbook in English, is a quarantine baker’s perfect bread handbook," 29 Apr. 2020 Grilled cheese croutons add a touch of whimsy to this satisfying lunch. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, "13 Essential Ina Garten Recipes Everyone Should Master," 16 Apr. 2020 To be served: • Escargot with fennel mousseline, smoked bacon, crimini mushrooms and garlic croutons. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fleming’s whiskey dinner, Wine Down & Sweets Café wine chat, more - wine calendar," 4 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of crouton was in 1806

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2 Jun 2020

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“Crouton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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