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Broccoli Fritters

These cute cakes offer a fun and kid-friendly way to use up 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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salsa, optional

Directions

  • 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 nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 2 heaping tablespoonfuls 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 .
Nutrition Facts
1 fritter: 67 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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