Quarantine Eats: Broccoli Fritters

Let’s talk about broccoli.
I hated it when I was a kid (what kid doesn’t?), but I love it now.
Especially when you can do fun things with it, like fry it up into a pancake!

These Broccoli Fritters (aka green pancakes) were surprisingly flavorful AND fairly healthy. You can enjoy these as a snack, lunch, dinner side, whatever!

Here’s what I used to make 4 of these “green pancakes”:

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli (I used frozen chopped broccoli)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour (you can probs use any type of flour here)
  • 1/4 cup choice of cheese (I used a tiny bit of mozzarella & then some Nutritional Yeast – cheddar would be tasty too!)
  • Spices of choice (I used 1 tsp cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder)

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& here’s how I made them:

  1. Whisk the egg in a bowl
  2. Mix in the chopped broccoli. Then add & mix in the flour, cheese and spices until it becomes a thicker, well-mixed substance
  3. Form 4 pancake shapes on a pan over medium-high heat (use a spoon to scoop the mixture onto the pan)
  4. Fry on one side until crispy. Then, flip over and fry on the other side (this took me ~5 minutes for both sides to get crispy)
  5. Remove from pan and enjoy with sauce of choice (I made my own honey mustard sauce out of Greek Yogurt, Garlic Aioli Mustard from TJs, honey & paprika and it was delicious!)

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Overall, I was very impressed with these Broccoli Fritters!
Next time, I’ll probably add more spice and fry them a bit longer to make them extra crispy.

Give them a try & let me know what you think in the comments below.

frugal & free,
Claire

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