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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a fish croquette that tasted more of filler than of fish
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How does a sweet potato café survive in the pandemic? This Black-owned small business in Detroit is battling odds.," 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, "River Oaks restaurant MAD and Montrose's BCN now offering to-go menus," 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,, "Soul food in Garfield Park, South Indian dosas in the Loop, plus more Chicago restaurant openings," 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, "Best happy hours and dining deals on the Las Vegas Strip: Where to eat well and save money," 6 Mar. 2020 Transfer the fried croquettes to a platter lined with paper towels. Wolfgang Puck,, "Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers," 12 Nov. 2019 Nishikawa’s offerings, which include chicken ramen, croquettes and tantanmen — Japan's version of Sichuan Chinese noodles — aren't at its brick-and-mortar locations. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Arizona Matsuri guide: Food, entertainment and how to enjoy Phoenix's Japanese festival," 18 Feb. 2020 Starters include croquettes, tortilla Espanola, Ibérico Secreto carpaccio (a premium cut from the prized Bellota pigs), and gazpacho Andaluz. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Spain’s legendary Enrique Tomás restaurant and store opening Feb. 12 in Dallas," 7 Feb. 2020 Stop by to savor everything from bitterballen (Dutch croquettes) to Vietnamese banh mi. Lindsay Cohn, USA TODAY, "12 cool ways to spend a long weekend in Amsterdam – not counting the Red Light District," 31 Dec. 2019

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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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“Croquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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