Definition of en croute in English:

en croute

adverb & adjective

  • In a pastry crust.

    [as postpositive adjective] ‘salmon en croute’
    [as adverb] ‘goat's cheese is particularly tasty baked en croute’
    • ‘Back on the Orient Express, it is guinea fowl en croute with champagne jelly for afters.’
    • ‘My father thoroughly enjoyed his fillet of salmon en croute, finishing off the whole plate.’
    • ‘My 18-month-old niece stole the show as always, sitting in her high chair and eating her own individual boeuf en croute.’
    • ‘The tantalising starters from the buffet table included such delicacies as wild boar sausage, venison pate en croute with walnuts, and grilled artichoke salad.’
    • ‘I chose the heaviest dish on the menu, the beef fillet with pâté en croute.’
    • ‘For the main course, I chose baked salmon en croute with Brie and wild mushrooms, on buttered vegetables with chive cream.’
    • ‘How about a salmon en croute in a flaky crust that goes from oven to table in 2.5 minutes?’

Origin

French en croûte.

Pronunciation:

en croute

/ˌän ˈkro͞ot/