//Dutch Croquette
Dutch snack

Dutch Croquette

Croquette is a unique delicacy that is quite common in The Netherland. The name Croquette is derived from the French word which means ‘to crunch.’

Main Ingredients

  • Grounded meat
  • Cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Brown sauce
  • Ham
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

Nutritional values

  • Carbohydrates – The mashed potatoes and grounded meat produce 13 grams of carbohydrates in one serving of Croquette.
  • Fat – The meat and shellfish produce 6g of fat in one serving of Croquette.
  • Cholesterol –  Cheese offers 20 mg of cholesterol in a single-serve.

One serving of Croquette also has,

  • 350 mg of sodium
  • 160 mg of potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron


Croquette is a dish that originated in France. The recipe for croquette was written down in 1898 by Monsieur Escoffier and Monsieur Phillips Gilbert. Initially, they were handmade and hence consumed a lot of time. After traveling to multiple countries, the chefs started altering the binding recipe based upon the flavors obtained from different countries.

How to serve Dutch Croquette?

Dutch Croquette uses a binder filled with all the fillings and stuff. The binder is then covered by bread and deep-fried for a tasty snack. It is often served as a side dish or snack during dinner and evening.  They can be eaten alone or combined with sauce and mayonnaise. The mustard mayonnaise is the best combination for the croquettes. They are best served with a side salad, spice powders, and sauce for taste.  Squeezing lemon on top is also common for a tangy taste.


Initially, croquettes were made up of beef. Later it was altered with other meats like fish, chicken, and vegetables. This dish can also be prepared in a sweet version using sweet fillings like pastry cream and fruits for the binder. They can also be air fried for a healthy lifestyle choice, and preparing them at home is quite easy. The ingredients are available in most markets. The croquettes are also available in multiple shapes like cylindrical, disks, balls, and oval.