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Nov 10, 2012 11:42 AM

Other than in salads, how else do you use croutons?

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?

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: chefj

      Yes, of course, how could I forget soup and stuffing.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I like to add rye croutons to squash or cheese-beer soup with a little caraway already in it.

    2. 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.

      1. soup

        the larger ones are great as a cracker/crostini too

          1. re: Infomaniac

            In the omelet, or garnished on the omelet?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              croutons not to big, right in the omelet.

          2. I've been known to eat them like chips, right out of the bag.

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            1. re: iluvcookies

              I'm glad to hear this. My son puts them in a bowl, drizzles blue cheese dressing over the top, and consumes. Pre-practice snack.

              1. re: iluvcookies

                My stepdaughter likes to do that as well..........right out of the bag......

                I love them on soup myself....

                1. re: jenscats5

                  I just bought a box of very good house-made garlic croutons from my local market. Planning to dig into those tonight with a glass of wine and a Myrna Loy-William Powell flick. Hubby will have popcorn, he has no idea what he is missing.