[French] plural croquettes

A small cylinder of food, prepared and cooked, bound with thick sauce and then cooled, coated in egg and breadcrumbs and deep-fried. These may be served as an accompaniment to any of a variety of dishes and are most likely to be made with potato or vegetables, though they also may be made with cheese, or meat or fish and may even be made with fruit as a dessert. Sweet croquettes can be made with chopped fruit in crème pâtissière.