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EuroVox | 26.01.2009 | 05:30
Epicurial Europe: Dutch Dig Cosy Krokets
It’s crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and sounds like it might be French, but the Kroket is practically the national dish of the Netherlands.
This breaded, fried treat appears throughout Holland, showing up as low country haute cuisine and high-volume street food.
But there is more to the Kroket than you would think.
[mak-uh-ROON] A small cookie classically made of almond paste or ground almonds (or both) mixed with sugar and egg whites. Almond macaroons can be chewy, crunchy or a combined texture with the outside crisp and the inside chewy. There is also a coconut macaroon, which substitutes coconut for the almonds. Macaroons can be flavored with various ingredients such as chocolate, maraschino cherries or orange peel.
noun [C or U]
an open pastry case with a filling, usually of something sweet such as fruit: