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Easy Broccoli Fritters 

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These broccoli fritters are easy to make and incredibly delicious. With minimal ingredients and just 10 minutes of prep, you can enjoy their crispy, golden goodness. Pan-fried to crispy perfection, these broccoli fritters are a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults. Enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or as a tasty vegetarian burger patty.

Broccoli Fritters

I absolutely love broccoli, and what’s even better is that my toddler is also a big fan! We both enjoy the wholesome goodness of broccoli in various dishes. Whether it’s a warm bowl of creamy broccoli soup, a flavorful serving of garlic chicken with broccoli, or those low carb broccoli fritters that taste absolutely delicious, this green veggie is a hit in our household!

Whether you really like veggies or just want a tasty twist on regular meals, broccoli patties have a unique flavor that might surprise you, making you want to come back for more.

Just like my spinach fritters, you can cook these broccoli patties by frying them in a pan or baking them in the oven, and they always turn out cheesy, tasty, and gluten-free – a delicious way to enjoy more veggies.

In a world where we often need to include more veggies in our diets, these broccoli patties are a tasty and enjoyable way to do just that. They might even become a favorite in your household

What Are Fritters?

Fritters are tasty fried foods. People make them with different things like veggies, fruits, or meat. They’re like small, crispy pancakes. For example, you can make zucchini fritters or sweet banana fritters for dessert. Fish or corn fritters are delicious too. You dip the stuff in batter and fry it until it’s crispy outside and soft inside. Fritters come in lots of flavors and are enjoyed as snacks or meals worldwide.

Why Are You Going To Love These Broccoli Fritters

  • Quick and Easy: These broccoli fritters are incredibly easy and quick to make, perfect for busy days.
  • Versatile: They are a versatile dish suitable for appetizers, snacks, or a quick lunch.
  • Low-Carb: Made from naturally low-carb ingredients, they are an excellent choice for those following a keto lifestyle.
  • Customizable: You can personalize the fritters by adding your favorite seasonings or shredded cheese for extra flavor.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: You can make them ahead of time for convenient and fuss-free meal planning.
  • Make Ahead: These fritters can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for on-demand meals and snacks.
  • Crispy Texture: They offer a delightful combination of a crispy outer layer and a tender center.
  • Kid-Friendly: A crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults, making them a family favorite.
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Ingredients For Broccoli Fritters

For these gluten-free broccoli fritters, you will need just some simple pantry ingredients that are very accessible. Here is a list of everything you will need:

  • Broccoli: This is the star of the show, so make sure it’s fresh and tender.
  • Eggs: They help hold everything together and give structure to the fritters. Use large eggs!
  • Almond Flour: A low-carb flour alternative that gives the fritters a nice texture. Use superfine, blanched almond flour for the best results. You can also use coconut flour or breadcrumbs instead.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated for a savory and cheesy taste.
  • Chili Flakes (Optional): If you like some heat, these can add a spicy kick to the fritters.
  • Garlic and Onion Powder: These seasonings add depth and aroma.
  • Salt and Pepper: Used to enhance the overall flavor.
  • Olive Oil: It’s used to cook the fritters, but you can use other vegetable oils if you prefer.
Broccoli Fritters Ingredients

How To Make These Broccoli Fritters

Following just some easy and simple steps, you will end up with one of the most delicious and crispy appetizers you will ever try. Here is everything you need to do:

Prepare the Broccoli: Start by chopping the broccoli florets into smaller pieces. Place the chopped broccoli in a food processor and pulse it until it reaches a rice-like consistency.

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Combine Ingredients: Add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times until combine. Then, use a silicone spatula to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated.

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Shape the Fritters: Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. While the oil is heating up, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the broccoli mixture. Shape it into fritters using your hands.

Cook the Fritters: Carefully place the broccoli fritters in the hot pan, leaving some space between them. Cook them for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until they turn a beautiful golden brown color and become crispy.

TIP: Avoid overcrowding the pan and cook the fritters in batches, leaving enough space between each to allow for even frying.

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Drain and Keep Warm: Once cooked, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. You can keep them warm in the oven at a low temperature while you finish cooking the remaining broccoli mixture.

Repeat the Process: Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the broccoli mixture, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed.

Serve Hot: Serve your delicious broccoli fritters while they’re hot. They can be enjoyed on their own or with a dipping sauce or your favorite condiments. Enjoy your nutritious and flavorful creation!

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Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: You can store the leftover broccoli patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Freezer: Wrap the broccoli patties individually before freezing and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I Bake These Broccoli Patties?

Sure, if you prefer to make baked broccoli fritters, preheat the oven to 400F/ 200C and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place the broccoli patties on the baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway or until the patties are golden brown.

Can I Make This Recipe With Frozen Broccoli?

Sure, you can make these broccoli fritters with frozen broccoli as well. Just ensure to thaw and drain the frozen broccoli before incorporating it into the batter.

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Broccoli Fritters

Easy Broccoli Fritters

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yelds 10 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

These broccoli fritters are easy to make and incredibly delicious. With minimal ingredients and just 10 minutes of prep, you can enjoy their crispy, golden goodness. Pan-fried to crispy perfection, these broccoli fritters are a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults. Enjoy them for lunch, dinner, or as a tasty vegetarian burger patty.
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Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Start by chopping the broccoli florets into smaller pieces. Then, place the chopped broccoli in a food processor and pulse it until it reaches a rice-like consistency.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli rice with the remaining ingredients, using a silicone spatula to mix everything thoroughly. Ensure that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. While the oil is heating up, shape the broccoli mixture into fritters using your hands. Form them into patties of your desired size and thickness.
  • Carefully place the broccoli fritters in the hot pan, ensuring they have some space between them. Cook them for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until they turn a beautiful golden brown color and become crispy.
  • Once cooked, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. You can keep them warm in the oven at a low temperature while you finish cooking the remaining broccoli mixture.
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the broccoli mixture, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed.
  • Serve your delicious broccoli fritters hot, perhaps with a dipping sauce or your favorite condiments. Enjoy your nutritious and flavorful creation!

Notes

Makes 10 medium sized patties.
Other Cooking Options:
  • Oven: Bake broccoli fritters at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Air Fryer (Baking Tip): Preheat to 375°F (190°C), air fry fritters for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
135kcal
Total Carbs
7g
Net Carbs
5g
Protein
7g
Fat
10g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Fritters
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