Definition of croqueta in English:


Pronunciation /krōˈkedə/ /kroʊˈkɛdə/


  • (in Spanish cooking) a small ball or roll of minced meat or fish, fried in breadcrumbs.

    ‘you have to try the chicken and ham croquetas’
    • ‘A tapas restaurant worth its paprika needs a decent croqueta.’
    • ‘I also couldn't leave without a guava pastry and croqueta!’
    • ‘Had the munchies so I just got the croqueta and fried pork chunks.’
    • ‘Everything was delicious, especially the grilled shrimp and the goat cheese croqueta.’
    • ‘Chicken and truffle croqueta, pork and duck terrine to start.’
    • ‘Since my visit I have tried several croquetas and none seem to match Tinta y Cafe's spinach croqueta.’
    • ‘The mushroom and rice croqueta was also very good.’
    • ‘They were delicious - not your typical croqueta - and I could've definitely eaten 3 more.’
    • ‘My daughter the croqueta connoisseur was loving life as she squeezed a croqueta within the fold of warm Cuban bread and took a big bite.’
    • ‘Highlights included pastrami and pickle croquetas with rye breadcrumbs.’


Spanish, ‘croquette’.