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Croquette is a type of food that is typically made from a thick binder combined with a filling, which is breaded and deep-fried, and served as a side dish, snack, or fast food worldwide.

Ingredients and Preparation[edit | edit source]

The main ingredients of a croquette are usually 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 then breaded with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried.

Variations[edit | edit source]

Different countries and regions have their own variations of croquettes. For example, in the Netherlands, croquettes are typically filled with a ragout of beef or veal, or vegetables and served as a snack. In Spain, croquetas are usually made with béchamel and different kinds of fillings.

Health Aspects[edit | edit source]

As a deep-fried food, croquettes can be high in fat and calories. However, they can also be a source of protein and carbohydrates, depending on the ingredients used. It is recommended to consume them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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