Most people only think of croutons as something that they add to their salads to give it a bit of crunch and flavor. Few people think of these small pieces of toasted bread beyond that context. However, we’re here to tell everyone that croutons can be used for a lot more than salads.
They can be used on chili, made into a stuffing for Thanksgiving, into meatloaves as a binder, or even on scrambled eggs. And that’s only what we can think of off of the top of our heads. You can find out all of the ways that croutons can be used by making sure that you celebrate National Crouton Day on May 13th of each day. It’s on this day that everyone can learn just how versatile and fun croutons can be.
The History Of National Crouton Day
This holiday was created by Rothbury Farms. This company was founded in 1923 and is known for making a variety of food products-including, not surprisingly, croutons. This holiday has been observed by crouton loves ever since.
Crunchy Facts About Croutons
Want some facts about croutons? Of course, you do, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. Below are some of the facts that we’ve learned about croutons that we feel everyone can appreciate.
- Crouton comes from the French word “croûte,” which means “crust.” Crouton is a diminutive form of that word, so it actually means “little crust.”
- The word crouton dates back to 17th century France but making small bits of toasted bread probably goes back to the Middle Ages.
Observing National Crouton Day
People who observe this holiday usually do so because they love croutons and simply want an excuse to use them in some way. And so, that’s what people do on this holiday.
They buy some croutons or make their own, and then use it to make bread puddings, stuffing, as a meatloaf binder, or in some other recipe. After they spend the day using croutons, they will then use the hashtag #NationalCroutonDay on their social media pages to advertise this holiday.
When is National Crouton Day?
|This year (2023)||May 13 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||May 13 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||May 13 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|