cro·quette | \krō-ˈket \

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, 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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Crop and filter dishes like a 20-ounce Chateaubriand, oxtail croquettes, and pork belly macaroni and cheese. Kara Baskin,, "Boston Chops opens in Downtown Crossing — with a $10,000 Instagram table," 31 May 2018 Snack on an assortment of ham (there’s a ham program), raclette and truffle sandwiches, crudo, foie gras bon-bons, and various types of croquettes. Kara Baskin,, "You’ll be delighted by this Fool’s Errand," 28 June 2018 The tots aren’t tots, strictly speaking, but these potato croquettes change flavors daily and are usually delicious. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best late night Phoenix restaurants: Great pizza, burgers, Asian, comfort food," 8 June 2018 This is where eating with your hands typically comes in, as the rice is better enjoyed formed into small croquettes that can be dipped into fresh chili paste and sauce. Special To The Oregonian,, "Gerry Frank's picks: Wild Rose, Kanpai offer delicious stops in Bend," 25 May 2018 Sharing the plate were fine green beans and carrots, along with an irresistible risotto croquette. Tim Smith,, "Exceptional food, pleasant setting at Kings Contrivance Restaurant," 17 May 2018 Canapés included Scottish langoustines wrapped in smoked salmon (Norway lobsters that are basically small lobsters); garden pea panna cotta (similar to a custard) with quail eggs; and croquette of confit Windsor lamb. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Prince Harry cursed (maybe): 5 things to know about his royal wedding with Meghan Markle," 19 May 2018 Plus the homemade lemon zest pancakes, salmon croquettes and chocolate cake whenever available. Chicago Tribune,, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 Culinary director Trevor Faris is behind a menu of Belgian pub food with beer cheese croquettes, boulettes and stoemp (a Belgian dish of meatballs and vegetables) and liege waffles for dessert. Jenn Harris,, "Soccer star Alessandro Del Piero just opened an Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove," 27 Mar. 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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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 \

Kids Definition of croquette

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

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