These cute cakes offer a fun and kid-friendly way to use broccoli. They’re tasty as a side dish paired with any meat. Or serve them with salsa and a dollop of fat-free sour cream for a festive appetizer. —Tracy Eubanks, Ewing, Kentucky
Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Coarsely chop broccoli and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, cheese, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in broccoli.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Drop battered broccoli by heaping 1/8 cupfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Cook in batches until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with salsa .
Broccoli Fritters Tips
What can you serve with broccoli fritters?
Salsa is great for dipping, but feel free to serve them with your favorite dip or toppings. Try a dollop of sour cream and sliced green onions, Tzatziki sauce, or even spicy mayo! Broccoli fritters can make easy appetizers, a delicious breakfast with a fried egg, or the perfect side to a juicy steak or grilled chicken.
How do you store broccoli fritters?
Store cooled fritters in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To extend their freshness, freeze cooled fritters in single layers and thaw as needed. To reheat, place broccoli fritters on a greased sheet tray and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until hot.
How else can you cook broccoli fritters?
Consider baking these fritters! To bake in a cast-iron skillet, preheat the skillet in the oven at 400°F. Once the skillet is hot, carefully remove it from the oven. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and drop the broccoli batter as directed. Place skillet in the oven and bake fritters for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, use a greased sheet tray but cook fritters longer as the pan won’t be preheated.