Broccoli Fritters – These Broccoli Fritters make for a perfect snack, appetizer or side dish, for any occasion. Bursting with flavor and simple to prepare they’re a crowd-pleaser among both kids and adults. With a handful of ingredients and a little time you can create these crispy golden fritters that are bound to win over your family’s taste buds.
When I first ventured into the realm of crafting Broccoli Fritters, my goal was to introduce greens into our meals without facing complaints. The kitchen filled with the fragrance of garlic and Parmesan as I combined the ingredients leaving me curious about how my family would receive them. As the fritters sizzled in the pan turning a brown hue my husband’s curiosity piqued. The moment of truth arrived when my child—who is typically hesitant, towards veggies—took their first bite. Their eyes lit up with delight as a smile graced their face. “Mom these are absolutely amazing!” they exclaimed, while my husband chimed in with agreement. From that day Broccoli Fritters became a family favorite—a testament that sometimes the most nourishing dishes can also be incredibly delectable.
What makes this Broccoli Fritters truly special?
These Broccoli Fritters are a game changer when it comes to incorporating greens into your meals. Not only do they offer a way to enjoy broccoli but they’re also highly versatile. Whether you serve them as a starter a lunch option or a delightful side dish these fritters impress with their crispy outer layer and tender flavorful interior. They are made with steamed broccoli, Parmesan cheese and a touch of garlic which gives them a taste that even the choosiest eaters will love. The best part is that you can whip them up in 30 minutes making them perfect, for weeknight dinners or last-minute get-togethers. With every bite, you’ll relish the combination of simplicity, healthiness and pure deliciousness that these Broccoli Fritters bring to any meal.
What You Need To Make This Broccoli Fritters Recipe?
Steamed Broccoli: Make sure to steam the broccoli florets until they’re tender enough to be pierced with a fork. Be cautious not to overcook them as this can result in a mushy texture. Keep an eye, on the cooking time.
Parmesan Cheese: For the best flavor opt for grated Parmesan cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous you can also try using cheeses like Pecorino Romano for a slightly different taste experience.
Flour: This recipe works well with all-purpose flour; however if you prefer a gluten-free option feel free to substitute it with a gluten-free flour blend.
Minced Garlic: Adding fresh garlic brings aromatic notes. If you’re particularly fond of garlic adjust the quantity according to your personal taste preferences.
Seasoning: Don’t underestimate the importance of salt and pepper—they play a role in enhancing the flavor profile of these fritters. Feel free to incorporate your herbs or spices to customize the taste further.
Vegetable Oil: Opt for oils like canola or grapeseed when frying the fritters. Ensure that the oil is hot but not smoking before adding the fritter mixture, for that perfect crispiness.
Steps To Make Broccoli Fritters:
Step 1: First things first, let’s dive into the green goodness! We’re talking about steamed broccoli, folks. Boil those florets for about 5 minutes until they’re tender but not mushy. We want them to have that perfect bite. Drain them and give them a quick chop into teensy pieces on your cutting board.
Step 2: Now, let’s create fritter magic! Take those vibrant little broccoli bits and throw them into a mixing bowl. Crack in two jumbo eggs. Yes, the bigger, the better. Sprinkle in a generous half cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 4 tablespoons of flour, and a minced garlic clove. But here’s where the fun begins – don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and pepper for that zesty kick. Now, give it all a good stir until it’s a scrumptious green, eggy, cheesy mixture.
Step 3: Next, let’s sizzle! Heat up your trusty pan – cast iron or non-stick, your choice – and pour in some oil. Just enough to make those fritters sizzle and dance. Grab a big spoon and plop down mounds of the broccoli blend into the pan. Flatten ’em out a bit with your spatula. It’s like creating tiny, tasty veggie pancakes. Cook these golden gems for 2-3 minutes on each side. Flip ’em when they’re beautifully browned and keep ’em company until they’re cooked through.
Step 4: Voilà! Your kitchen is now a broccoli fritter paradise. Serve these warm, and trust me, they pair magically with yogurt or sour cream. So, grab a fritter, dip it, and savor the crunchy, cheesy, garlicky goodness. It’s like a flavor explosion that’ll have you coming back for more!
Want extra crispy fritters? After shaping the broccoli mixture into mounds, pop them in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before frying. This chill time will help set them and make sure they hold their shape beautifully during cooking, resulting in an even crispier texture. Enjoy those satisfying crunches!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make these ahead of time?
Of course! Feel free to prepare the mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook the fritters. There’s nothing, like enjoying freshly cooked fritters.
Can I use frozen broccoli?
If you don’t have fresh broccoli, frozen broccoli can also work. Just make sure to thaw. Drain it properly before chopping.
What’s the best way to store leftovers?
To store any leftovers simply place the fritters in an airtight container. Keep them refrigerated. When you’re ready, for another serving reheat them in the oven to regain that crispiness.
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