cro·​quette | \ krō-ˈket How to pronounce croquette (audio) \

Definition of croquette

: a small often rounded mass consisting usually of minced meat, fish, or vegetable coated with egg and bread crumbs and deep-fried

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Synonyms for croquette


cake, cutlet, fritter, galette, patty (also pattie)

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Examples of croquette in a Sentence

a fish croquette that tasted more of filler than of fish

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At Little Beast, the menu currently features pub favorites like nachos and sandwiches, complemented by potato croquettes, artisan cheese plates and an arugula and goat cheese salad., "Little Beast goes wild in Beervana: Portland Breweries Series," 20 June 2019 Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will serve $7 BEER-Mosas until 3 p.m., followed by a Father’s Day dinner complete with a 10-ounce New York Strip steak, served with crispy cipollini onions and brie croquettes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 As for the handwritten menu: start with the codfish croquettes before indulging in one of their crispy paellas. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "For Authentic Ibiza, Visit in the Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 Save Salvo Patria for dinner; expect decadent dishes like smoked trout yucca croquettes and pork ribs marinated in coffee cherry cascara vinegar. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá," 12 Apr. 2019 Among his signatures are succulent Takagime peppers from Kyoto, pudding-like croquettes of sweet Japanese corn, and myoga wild Japanese ginger buds. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 2018 One of the best in town is El Rebote’s croqueta de cecina, a creamy, crisp-fried croquette flecked with dry-aged beef, a local specialty. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Spanish Wine Country," 7 Mar. 2018 Think hearty grits topped with crispy salmon croquettes; peach-bourbon French toast with caramelized peaches, raisins, and rich syrup; and homestyle biscuits smothered in a rich chicken, pepper, and onion gravy. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018 Try free appetizers like seasonal flatbread, manchego croquettes, Moroccan lamb meatballs, ahi tuna tartare, chimichurri cured king salmon and more. Grace Wong,, "Try food and wine from a visiting New Orleans restaurant, plus check out a Pilsen bar giving back to immigrant community groups," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of croquette

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croquette

French, from croquer to crunch, from Middle French, to strike, break, cause to crack, of imitative origin

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The first known use of croquette was in 1706

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English Language Learners Definition of croquette

: a roll or ball of meat, fish, or vegetables that is covered with egg and bread crumbs and fried in oil


cro·​quette | \ krō-ˈket How to pronounce croquette (audio) \

Kids Definition of croquette

: a roll or ball of hashed meat, fish, or vegetables fried in deep fat

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