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[kroh-ket] /kroʊˈkɛt/

a small cake or ball of minced meat, poultry, or fish, or of rice, potato, or other food, often coated with beaten egg and bread crumbs, and fried in deep fat.
/krəʊˈkɛt; krɒ-/
a savoury cake of minced meat, fish, etc, fried in breadcrumbs

1706, from French croquette (17c.), from croquer “to crunch” (imitative) + diminutive suffix -ette.


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