Definition of en croute in English:

en croute

adjective & adverb

  • In a pastry crust.

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


French en croûte.


en croute

/ɒ̃ ˈkruːt/