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harryharry Feb 26, 2013 01:37 PM

Hi Chowhounds - I'm writing menu and have a dish with large toasted bread crumbs in it - bread crumbs sounds mundane and I am stumped - toasted bread shards... I'm tearing the bread into shreds and then toasting them in olive oil -

Maybe you can help with a great descriptor...

  1. ipsedixit Feb 26, 2013 08:58 PM

    Housemade, hand-cured bird feed

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      sandylc Feb 26, 2013 08:08 PM

      pangrattato

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        sandylc Feb 26, 2013 08:07 PM

        Bread curds.

        1. babette feasts Feb 26, 2013 04:13 PM

          What is the rest of the dish? Would 'panzanella' apply?

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            harryharry Feb 26, 2013 04:27 PM

            Not really, funny though, I've got a panzanella on the same menu list for part of the lunch the following day.

            This dish is mozzarella with cauliflower & romanesco cauliflower, with anchovy and garlic then topped with the BRICIOLE!!

            1. re: harryharry
              Melanie Wong Feb 26, 2013 04:45 PM

              Culturally appropriate! I had no idea that your menu's Italianate, just think briciole is a cute word.

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            harryharry Feb 26, 2013 03:41 PM

            Thank you all, I kind of like "rustic croutons" - really like "briciole" (based on what I found, it's kind of like a bread gremolata!!) - but that might be a little too esoteric - I may use it anyway though....

            Love it when I learn a new word!!

            And, yes, I do need it to sound a little pretentious (just a little)

            1. Cheese Boy Feb 26, 2013 03:06 PM

              Crusted bread bark.

              1. sunshine842 Feb 26, 2013 02:44 PM

                I'm thinking just "croutons"

                then you avoid any pretentiousness.

                1. KaimukiMan Feb 26, 2013 02:40 PM

                  shattered croutons

                  1. Melanie Wong Feb 26, 2013 02:38 PM

                    Briciole

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                      Violatp Feb 26, 2013 02:31 PM

                      Rustic gratin? Or does that always have to include cheese?

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                      1. re: Violatp
                        greygarious Feb 26, 2013 02:44 PM

                        A gratin is just a topped layer/s of something, baked in a shallow dish - the name of which is gratin. Cheese is not essential. But the OP isn't looking for a name for the entire recipe, just for the bread part.

                      2. greygarious Feb 26, 2013 02:28 PM

                        free-form croutons or rustic croutons

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                          melpy Feb 26, 2013 02:37 PM

                          I second rustic croutons.

                        2. pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 02:27 PM

                          I like "toasted bread shards, " and think it's perfectly descriptive of what you're serving.

                          1. monavano Feb 26, 2013 02:26 PM

                            croutons

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                              ferret Feb 26, 2013 02:22 PM

                              Jumbo wild-caught panko?

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                                ItalianNana Feb 26, 2013 10:58 PM

                                Baahahahahahahaha

                                Clever!

                              2. Cheese Boy Feb 26, 2013 02:11 PM

                                Jumbo crusted crouton exterior.

                                1. Paprikaboy Feb 26, 2013 01:44 PM

                                  diffusion le pain.

                                  1. grampart Feb 26, 2013 01:43 PM

                                    Irregular croutons?

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