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crispy bit of bread


Crouton means ‘little crust’, although sometimes in France they can be as big as a slice of bread, especially the ones destined for a fish soup covered with melted cheese. Baked or fried, flavoured with garlic, herbs or onions, they add a nice crunch to soups, salads and other dishes.

Useful expression

S’ennuyer comme un croûton de pain derrière une malle (To be as bored as a crouton stuck behind a trunk)

Bread, pancakes, etc

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Rick McCharles from Calgary, Canada