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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Examples of croquette in a Sentence

a fish croquette that tasted more of filler than of fish
Recent Examples on the Web The dish is a Japanese iteration of the French croquette: a patty of mashed potatoes, simmered vegetables and protein. New York Times, 8 June 2022 The croquette is a classic Japanese potato version, breaded in panko and fried. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 The first tasting menu will start out with a trio of small dishes: sashimi, a croquette and a pancake. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 Since 2014, the shop has been serving other savory foods like salmon croquette sandwiches, Amish chicken wings, and black-eyed peas and collard green soup. Andrea Kramar, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2020 On the menu are ham croquettes, Segovian-style suckling-pig empanadas, seafood fritters, octopus and filet mignon. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2020 Commuters passing by on their way to the California Green Line stop should be on the lookout for pastries and salmon croquettes. Grace Wong,, 9 Oct. 2019 What to expect: The Mardis Gras happy hour and reverse happy hour menus include choices such as fried frog legs, short rib gorditas and redfish croquettes for $9-$15. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, 6 Mar. 2020 Transfer the fried croquettes to a platter lined with paper towels. Wolfgang Puck,, 12 Nov. 2019 See More

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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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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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