from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small crisp piece of toasted or fried bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, often seasoned, piece of dry or fried bread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bread cut in various forms, and fried lightly in butter or oil, to garnish hashes, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small piece of bread dipped in melted butter and toasted in the oven, or fried in hot butter or fat: used in soups and to garnish various types of stewed dishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
A recent visit started with fat pillows of gnocchi, dreamily rich with mushrooms and parmesan, plus watercress for bite ($12); and mussels in lobster broth, with orange, basil and a saffron crouton ($12).
Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal Mussels in lobster broth with orange, basil and a saffron crouton is shown here.
I made a series of mental contracts—stop here, okay here, okay here—that were quickly broken, until all that was left was one lonely crouton, soggy in dressing.
Dale: amberjack stew with andouille sausage and potatoes, and a creole mustard crouton.
Tom hated Dale's raw potatoes and the overly mustarded crouton, and Tom and Besh hated the fact that you couldn't even taste the fish.
Everyone noted the undercooked potato, and that the crouton was over-mustarded.
“When you hop up from the futon and all you left was a wet crouton.”
You can also add a thick slice of bread toasted with some cheese on top as a crouton.
It's also hard to feel satisfied when you're thoughtlessly shoveling forkfuls of salad into your mouth while using a pencil to dig crouton crumbs out of your keyboard.
Heritage onion soup topped with a toasted crouton and melted Swiss cheese.