- A small shaped patty or roll of minced meat bound with mashed potatoes or similar vegetarian mixtures, panéed and fried
- feminine A small sweet or savoury filled (puff) pastry turnover usually deep-fried and served with a sauce
Origin & History of “rissole”
Rissoles originally got their name from their colour. The word comes via French rissole and Old French ruissole from vulgar Latin *russeola, a shortening of *russeola pasta ‘reddish pastry’. late Latin russeolus ‘reddish’ was a derivative of Latin russus ‘red’ (source of English russet), and is distantly related to English red.