• WordNet 3.6
    • n croquette minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Croquette (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 .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n croquette A mass of finely minced and seasoned meat or fish (or rice, potato, etc.) made into a small ball or other regular form, and fried crisp and brown.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Croquette krok-et′ a ball of minced meat or fish, seasoned and fried.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. croquer, to crunch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. croquer, to crunch.


In literature:

When cold, shape into croquettes, and fry same as other croquettes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Shape into croquette rolls or patties and chill in the refrigerator for a half hour.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
We are less learned in point lace than we are in croquettes.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Croquettes of game without any flavouring, except a little salt and cayenne, are generally acceptable as a breakfast dish.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Rice Croquettes 148 532.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
When cold form into croquettes, dip into egg and fine bread crumbs and fry in deep hot fat.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
The cutlets are to be cut in strips the size and shape of croquettes, breaded and fried.
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
Meat croquettes and other made dishes.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The rules for croquettes and salad are too familiar to need special repetition.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce

In news:

Some wonderful Brazilian dishes, including fried yucca root, codfish croquettes and coconut flan.
A hefty croquette size, Lindsey's cod cakes have plenty of mashed potatoes and fresh minced fish.
Its hog-happy, lard-intensive menu transforms every part of the pig into mousses, grills, croquettes, roasts, salads, terrines, sausages, tarts, and fry-ups.
There are peach pancakes, salmon-croquette sandwiches, blue-plate specials, and homemade pie.
As Aired on June 8, 2012 Klondike Goldust Potato Curry Croquettes Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley.
Peppers and Zesty Cheese Croquettes.
Greeks like to use winter squash, especially pumpkin, to make savory and sweet pies, fritters and croquettes, casseroles and myriad other dishes with fall's telltale vegetables, but these dishes are virtually unknown outside the country.
Potato croquettes with dill- crème fraîche.
Potato Croquettes with Dill- Creme Fraiche.
Crispy Sausage & Egg Croquette.
Wonderful cheesy little croquettes with sauerkraut to dip into Thousand Island dressing.
Potato croquettes with dill -crème fraîche.
Potato Croquettes with Dill -Creme Fraiche.
Pepper Bacon & Sweet Potato Croquettes with Fried EggsServes 6.
Known as bolinhos in Portuguese ("little cakes"), these croquettes are Daniel Boulud's take on a classic Brazilian bar food.

In science:

Strick T, Allemand J, Croquette V, Bensimon D (2000) Twisting and stretching single DNA molecules.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Strick TR, Croquette V, Bensimon D (1998) Homologous pairing in stretched supercoiled DNA.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
Croquette, Replication by a single DNA polymerase of a stretched single-stranded DNA, Proc.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines