Crossword clues for croquette
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Croquette \Cro*quette"\ (kr?-k?t"), n. [F., fr. croquer to crunch.] (Cookery) A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, vegetables, or other ingredients, often in a thick white sauce, highly seasoned, breaded, and fried; as, a dish of crab croquettes.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1706, from French croquette (17c.), from croquer "to crunch" (imitative) + diminutive suffix -ette.
n. Minced, cooked food (usually meat or vegetables), which is deep-fried in fat and sometimes sprinkled with bread crumbs.
n. minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried
A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish, fish, cheese, vegetables, and mixed with béchamel or brown sauce, and soaked white bread, egg, onion, spices and herbs, wine, milk, beer, or any of the combination thereof, sometimes with a filling, e.g. sautéed onions, mushrooms, or boiled eggs (Scotch eggs). The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder, disk, or oval shape, and then deep-fried. The croquette (from the French croquer, "to crunch") gained worldwide popularity, both as a delicacy and as a fast food.
Mashed potato-filled croquettes are often served as a side dish in winter holiday meals, such as Christmas. In fast food cuisine, varieties exist without potatoes, but with cheese, beef, or goulash, often in a filling based on béchamel sauce.
Usage examples of "croquette".
Prudence feeling mean as she ate her sole, which was bathed in a delicious sauce and accompanied by croquette potatoes, courgettes in a cream sauce, and tomatoes with a forcemeat stuffing, while her aunt ate boiled fish, one potato and the courgettes without a sauce.
In our walk in refrigerator, I'd already assembled the ingredients for the steak pies and chicken croquettes, plus their accompanying sauces.
In the huge kitchen, Marla and Sukie were downing sizzling, Julian-made cheese croquettes, along with the creamy Dijon and tart cranberry sauces I'd brought.
Julian slid me a plate arranged with two hot croquettes and two small bowls of dipping sauces.
The croquettes were crisp and crunchy on the outside, tasty with a homemade roux-binder and hot melted cheese on the inside.
By the time the salmon croquettes were served, the host was finding it difficult to keep a dialogue alive.
She chose Dubonnet and then, under his guidance, decided on Croquettes de Turbot Sauce Homard followed by a Souffle aux Peches.
And prairie dogs, attempting to make the higher ground of the Milagro foothills, became so heavily coated with mud that they soon grew exhausted, and when the mud hardened they died, looking like plump little fritters, croquettes, or corn dogs.
Marron, red-nosed and sniffling, was replenishing the supply of crab puffs, ham fritters, cheese croquettes, cucumber sandwiches, stuffed mushrooms, tiny sausage rolls, and miniature shrimp quiches.
Then there were the main dishes: fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, baked chicken, salmon croquettes, catfish, meat loaf, oxtail stew, smothered pork chops, neck bones and rice, braised turkey legs, Swiss steak, and fried chicken livers and gizzards.