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A plate containing crocchè and panelle
TypeStreet food
Place of origin
Region or stateSouthern Italy
Main ingredientsMashed potatoes, eggs, bread crumbs

Crocchè [krokˈkɛ] (from the French croquettes) are a dish of Neapolitan and Sicilian origin, made from mashed potato and egg, which is covered in bread crumbs and fried. They derived from the French croquettes introduced in the area by the French in the 18th century.[1]

Crocchè are typically a Southern Italian street food, ubiquitous at friggitorie specializing in fried foods, the Italian equivalent of Fish and chip shops.

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  1. ^ Larousse (2017). Le grand Larousse gastronomique (in French). Larousse. ISBN 978-2-03-594805-2.

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