A piece of toasted bread on which savory snacks can be served.See also en croute
- ‘For the croutes, preheat the oven to 200c / 400f/gas 6.’
- ‘Mark started with the duck and goose liver parfait with crème fraîche, croutes and red onion chutney, while Alisdair and I plumped for the deep-fried haggis and potato gâteau with spinach, feta cheese and orange butter sauce.’
- ‘My starter of ‘wafer-thin slices of Tombuie-smoked venison, complemented with a delicious fruit chutney made with Miller's gin, served on a croute of crisp golden toast ’, had one of the menu's terser descriptions.’
French croûte (see crust).