'croutons' on Serious Eats

Dinner Tonight: Lettuce Hearts with Serrano, Fried Croutons and Tomatoes

Just when I think I've combined bread, lettuce, cured ham, and tomatoes in every conceivable way, I stumble across a new delicious way to get it done. This recipe from Martha Stewart's Dinner At Home uses the hearts from four heads of Boston lettuce as a base (you can save the outer leaves for another salad) and then adds crunchy croutons, crispy ham, and sautéed cherry tomatoes. None of these elements sound particularly interesting on their own, but each manages to have a little edge. More

Cook the Book: Watercress & Curly Endive Salad with Croutons

When combined, the peppery cress and tender, pleasingly bitter frisée creates a salad that's worlds away from the dull mesclun mixes we've become used to. These are salad greens that really taste like something—they don't act solely as a vehicle for other ingredients or a particularly intriguing dressing. It's a salad that's all about the lettuce, and this time of year, it's just right. More

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