Definition of croquette in English:



  • A small ball or roll of vegetables, minced meat, or fish, fried in breadcrumbs.

    ‘a potato croquette’
    • ‘Croquettes proved popular with my companions, who ordered both leek and potato, and spinach croquettes.’
    • ‘Chips, crisps, wedges and croquettes just don't make the menu for those with one eye on calories and the other on the scales.’
    • ‘Zucchini croquettes were my second choice, fried in batter, but without the slightest hint of grease, they were light and extremely tasty.’
    • ‘On the traditional side, I'd recommend the cod croquettes, deep-fried to create a crispy exterior.’
    • ‘On our night it was beef casserole with spinach and potato croquettes.’
    • ‘In France, batter is transformed into crisp beignets and croquettes, into traditional waffles peculiar to each region, and into smooth, light crêpes.’
    • ‘My favourite was the shrimp croquettes, browned balls that looked like potato puffs but tasted like shrimp.’
    • ‘These wonderful croquettes are well worth the preparation time.’
    • ‘The best of our tapas starters was unquestionably the goat's cheese croquettes.’
    • ‘He said the croquettes were perfectly adequate and tasty, but again nothing outstanding.’
    • ‘A list of tapas includes garlic shrimp or mushrooms, rice and seafood croquettes, fried calamari and sardines.’
    • ‘You can do a lot of the preparation in advance - make and freeze the bacalao fritters and ham croquettes, for example, and marinate the chorizo and lightly roast the baby peppers.’
    • ‘More mundane items were handled with equal care, such as the home-made potato croquettes.’
    • ‘Shallow-fry three frozen smoked haddock croquettes and lay these on top of the crab.’
    • ‘Apart from the croquettes, there really isn't any variety, and that means it's never going to be a regular haunt.’
    • ‘On a completely different note, I am going to try making croquettes with rice instead of potato and with canned tuna instead of mince.’
    • ‘Christmas and Easter create buying peaks for lines such as sponge puddings, sausages wrapped in bacon, potato croquettes and finger food-sized party selections.’
    • ‘The chickpea croquettes called falafel and the ever-popular chickpea dip, hummus, are both very good.’
    • ‘From a street stall came the inviting smell of fried ham croquettes.’
    • ‘I chose spinach croquette and was pleasantly surprised when three large croquettes arrived instead of the one I expected.’


French, from croquer ‘to crunch’.