BROCCOLI FRITTERS

These Basic Broccoli Fritters are one of my favorite ways to enjoy broccoli. Tasty, tender, and healthy, they pair perfectly with a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt to make a filling vegetarian meal.
BROCCOLI FRITTERS


I also love that these Broccoli Fritters require only five simple ingredients and are very easy to make.

These Broccoli Fritters can be fried or baked. Both options are great, and yield great results. I personally choose to fry when I am in a rush, and bake when I know my 2-year-old is going to eat them. Of course, frying will give the fritters a bit better crust, but that will require using more oil and it’ll make them a little less healthy. If you do choose to bake these, remember to preheat the oven as well as a skillet (or baking dish), so they don’t stick. I like to use my cast iron skillet for both baking and frying.


You’ll need to steam the broccoli for this recipe. It is an easy task, and you probably know how to do it, but just in case you haven’t done it before, I’d like to mention a couple of ways you can steam broccoli:

Steam Broccoli in a Pot. Bring water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Add a little salt to one pound of trimmed broccoli florets. Cook for about 5 minutes.

BROCCOLI FRITTERS
Steam Broccoli in a Microwave. Place one pound of broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl and add 3 tablespoons of water on top. Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plate and cook on high power for 1 minute.

Steam Broccoli in a Steamer Basket. Bring about an inch of water to a boil in the bottom of a pot, inside of which your steamer basket or insert fits. Put the broccoli florets in the steamer basket, set over the boiling water, cover, and steam for 5 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI FRITTERS:
1. Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook them just until they are fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli well and transfer them to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut them into very small pieces.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, eggs, Parmesan, flour, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.

3. Place a cast iron or non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan (a non-stick pan needs less oil). Scoop out 2- to 3-tablespoon mounds of the broccoli mixture into the pan, flattening the mounds slightly with a spatula and spacing them about one inch apart.

4. Cook the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, flip them once, and cook them for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked through. (*See recipe note below for baking instructions).

5. Serve warm with yogurt or sour cream.


RECIPE NOTE: If you wish to bake these broccoli fritters instead, follow steps 1-3. Once you have arranged the fritters on the hot, oven-safe skillet, place them in the preheated to 425⁰F oven, and bake for 10-13 minutes.


BASIC BROCCOLI FRITTERS

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb. steamed broccoli florets
2 jumbo eggs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 tbsp. flour
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions
Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook them just until they are fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli well and transfer them to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut them into very small pieces.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, eggs, Parmesan, flour, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.
Place a cast iron or non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan (a non-stick pan needs less oil). Scoop out 2- to 3-tablespoon mounds of the broccoli mixture into the pan, flattening the mounds slightly with a spatula and spacing them about one inch apart.
Cook the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, flip them once, and cook them for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked through. (*See recipe note below for baking instructions).
 Serve warm with yogurt or sour cream.
Notes
If you wish to bake these broccoli fritters instead, follow steps 1-3. Once you have arranged the fritters on the hot, oven-safe skillet, place them in the preheated to 425⁰F oven, and bake for 10-13 minutes.

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