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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...

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  1. grampart RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 01:43 PM

    Irregular croutons?

    1. Paprikaboy RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 01:44 PM

      diffusion le pain.

      1. Cheese Boy RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:11 PM

        Jumbo crusted crouton exterior.

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          ferret RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:22 PM

          Jumbo wild-caught panko?

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            ItalianNana RE: ferret Feb 26, 2013 10:58 PM

            Baahahahahahahaha

            Clever!

          2. monavano RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:26 PM

            croutons

            1. pikawicca RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:27 PM

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

              1. greygarious RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:28 PM

                free-form croutons or rustic croutons

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                  melpy RE: greygarious Feb 26, 2013 02:37 PM

                  I second rustic croutons.

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                  Violatp RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:31 PM

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

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                    greygarious RE: Violatp 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. Melanie Wong RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:38 PM

                    Briciole

                    1. KaimukiMan RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:40 PM

                      shattered croutons

                      1. sunshine842 RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 02:44 PM

                        I'm thinking just "croutons"

                        then you avoid any pretentiousness.

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

                          Crusted bread bark.

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                            harryharry RE: 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. babette feasts RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 04:13 PM

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

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                                harryharry RE: babette feasts 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!!

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                                  Melanie Wong RE: harryharry 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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                                sandylc RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 08:07 PM

                                Bread curds.

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                                  sandylc RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 08:08 PM

                                  pangrattato

                                  1. ipsedixit RE: harryharry Feb 26, 2013 08:58 PM

                                    Housemade, hand-cured bird feed

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