Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Tasty Broccoli Fritters with Parmesan Cheese Recipe – A Light, Crispy and Delicious Vegetarian Snack or Appetizer!

I love making Falafels and Vegetable fritters. I’ve been trying different recipes so far and they are all top notch. These Parmesan Broccoli Fritters make a great snack, appetizer or even a light vegetarian lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to incorporate some broccoli into your family’s diet, even if they’re not big fans, they’ll come to love eating broccoli this way.

Why you’ll love these Broccoli Fritters Recipe?

It’s Simple: It’s an uncomplicated recipe, with one main ingredient, a few steps, and easy cooking method.
It’s tasty: It only takes minimal ingredients to level up the broccoli flavors, adding cheese, some minced garlic or even other herbs if you prefer, may seem simple, but it offers great flavors to this simple and quick recipe. The broccoli fritters have a beautiful golden brown color, they are crispy on the sides, but have a rather tender bite. The broccoli has a subtle sweetness while the parmesan cheese holds the mixture perfectly and offer a great gooey bite.
Dip in your favorite sauce for an explosion of flavors!
It’s nutritious: This recipe makes a great low carb appetizer and it’s a great way to include broccoli, and even other chopped greens to your diet. Broccoli has very few calories and either raw or cooked, this superfood is a great source of antioxidants (like Vitamin C, K and A), which helps reduce inflammation, the risk of several diseases, and most importantly nowadays; it helps in protecting the body from oxidative stress.

What ingredients do I need for this recipe?

Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

1 pound steamed broccoli florets
2 large eggs
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons flour
1 clove garlic (minced)
Salt and pepper
Some vegetable oil for frying

How to make these easy golden brown broccoli fritters?

In a medium pot, add water, salt and the broccoli florets. Boil for about 5 minutes (check with a fork if it’s tender)
After you drain the broccoli, put on a chopping board and cut into small pieces using a sharp knife.

Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Take a medium sized mixing bowl, add in the broccoli pieces, eggs, shredded Parmesan, flour, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your liking, then mix all ingredients until well combined.

Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Set a medium skillet or a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and move your pan to cover its surface. (if you’re using a non-stick pan, use only a tiny drizzle of oil).
Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the broccoli mixture and drop onto the heated pan, flatten a bit with the back of a large spoon or a spatula. Place them about 1 inch apart.

Cook your broccoli fritters about 2 to 3 minutes for each side or until crispy and golden brown.
Serve these broccoli fritters warm. Pair with yogurt or a different dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Helpful Tips and Variations:

Can I use Frozen Broccoli? You can do it if that’s what you’ve got on hand, but I don’t really recommend it, as it’s containing more liquid, it will probably make your fritters a bit mushy rather firm and crispy.
Can I replace broccoli with cauliflower? Of course you can! I love cauliflower, especially when it’s mixed with cheese and this recipe offers a great way to enjoy this vegetable. Add your favorite herbs and seasoning and the taste will absolutely not disappoint.
What ingredients can I add to these broccoli fritters? Get as creative as you want in adjusting this recipe. You can add some finely chopped green onion, and if you like herbs, you can add some chopped dill or parsley.
Can I cook these broccoli fritters in the oven? Sure! If you prefer to bake these broccoli fritters, follow the same steps in this recipe, except the pan frying part. Spread your fritters on a baking sheet (use cooking spray or parchment paper), bake for about 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F.
Can Store or prep this recipe ahead? Definitely! This recipe is fridge and freezer friendly, which offers a great last minute snack or side dish to be reheated moments before serving, either in the microwave, the oven or a non-stick skillet.
You can store these broccoli fritters in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5
days or transfer to a freezer zip-bag and put in the freezer for up to 4 months.

How can I serve these Tasty Broccoli Fritters?

Serve these broccoli fritters either warm or at room temperature, as you like. They make a great light lunch or dinner with your favorite dipping sauce. You can pair with some Ranch dip, tzatziki, marinara, salsa, or Greek yogurt. You can also serve as an appetizer or side dish next to any main course.

Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Tasty Broccoli Fritters with Parmesan Cheese Recipe – A Light, Crispy and Delicious Vegetarian Snack or Appetizer!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound steamed broccoli florets
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Some vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, add water, salt and the broccoli florets. Boil for about 5 minutes (check with a fork if it’s tender)
  • After you drain the broccoli, put on a chopping board and cut into small pieces using a sharp knife.
  • Take a medium sized mixing bowl, add in the broccoli pieces, eggs, shredded Parmesan, flour, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your liking, then mix all ingredients until well combined
  • Set a medium skillet or a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and move your pan to cover its surface. (if you’re using a non-stick pan, use only a tiny drizzle of oil).
  • Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the broccoli mixture and drop onto the heated pan, flatten a bit with the back of a large spoon or a spatula. Place them about 1 inch apart.
  • Cook your broccoli fritters about 2 to 3 minutes for each side or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve these broccoli fritters warm. Pair with yogurt or a different dipping sauce. Enjoy!
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