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En Croute


Boeuf en croute

Boeuf en croute.

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Definition: In the culinary arts, the term "en croute" indicates a food that has been wrapped in pastry dough and then baked in the oven. Salmon en croute is a popular recipe. Pâté and brie cheese are also frequently prepared en croute.

One of the classic en croute recipes is Beef Wellington, or in French, Boeuf en Croute.

Traditionally, the type of pastry used for making Pâté en Croute is a simple straight pastry dough called pâte à pâté, or pâté pastry. But today, puff pastry is frequently used for most en croute recipes.
Pronunciation: on KROOT
Alternate Spellings: en croûte
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