Other than in salads, how else do you use croutons?
- ipsedixit Nov 10, 2012 11:42 AM
Maybe casseroles or mac n cheese or lasagna? But those are more breadcrumbs than true croutons, right?
Anyhow, how else do you use croutons other than in salads?
I assume you mean cubed and toasted. They work well as a soup garnish. Poultry or Pork stuffing , as a garnish for à la Grenobloise.
If you want to open up to the French definition, not any specific shape, they can be placed under a piece of Meat before it is sauced, under Fruits that are to be baked, with Roullie for Bouillabaisse, or a garnish for a Pot of Mussles or Clams.
Croutons are a great way to add crunch to basically anything. Depending on what you toast them with, then can even be sweet.
I garnish smooth soups with croutons. Ina Garten has a roast chicken with croutons recipe. You can put them on a piece of meat or fish, or over a sauteed vegetable dish. Croutons on pasta is a favorite of mine.