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Potato croquettes.

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Definition: In the culinary arts, a croquette is a small patty, ball or cylinder of puréed salmon, potatoes or some other item that is usually breaded and deep-fried.

Croquettes are bound together with eggs and a starch such as potatoes, rice or bread crumbs, and sometimes a basic white sauce.

In addition to potatoes and salmon, croquettes can be made from other fish such as white fish, tuna or mackerel, as well as ground meats such as beef, veal or chicken. Crabcakes and salmon cakes are typical examples of croquettes.

Here's a Salmon Croquettes Recipe.
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