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  1. a shell of bread or pastry, sometimes of noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes, baked or fried and filled with ragout or the like.
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Origin of croustade

1835–45; < French < Provençal crustado < Latin crustātus, past participle of crustāre to encrust, derivative of crusta crust
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Examples from the Web for croustade

Historical Examples of croustade

  • Fill a croustade with pure of fresh mushrooms, put a poached egg on top, and cover with cream sauce.

    The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book

    Victor Hirtzler

  • Do not put the filling in until ready to serve, and heat the croustade before adding it.

  • The mast in the croustade must be made of pte doffice (see plate containing the designs for croustades).

  • Serve with rich Espagnole sauce or oyster sauce on a croustade of potato.