Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small cake of minced food, such as poultry, vegetables, or fish, that is usually coated with bread crumbs and fried in deep fat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Cookery) A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, vegetables, or other ingredients, often in a thick white sauce, highly seasoned, breaded, and fried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Minced, cooked, food (usually meat or vegetables), which is fried in deep fat and sometimes sprinkled with bread crumbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from croquer, to crunch.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French croquer ("to crunch").

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  • Hold the phone. Is 'fried in deep fat' more or less equivalent to 'deep fried in fat' or is deep doing something else here?

    March 21, 2019