Broccoli Fritters Recipe
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Broccoli Fritters Recipe

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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:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 129 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Coarsely chop broccoli and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, cheese, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in broccoli.
  3. 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 for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Fritters in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p42

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Shar Rose 121667
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Didn't care for them. As another reviewer stated...I'd rather have steamed broccoli with parmesan cheese. So disappointed!!!"

tommypoo 211742
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"What a great side dish and way to do something different with garden fresh broccoli."

PTuttle 190087
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"I haven't made these yet but they look similar to a recipe I do make using finely chopped steamed cauliflower. My recipe also has some chopped yellow or white onion in the batter. Try it."

devenrae 147038
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"These were definitely lacking in flavor. I would rather just have steamed broccoli with a little parmesan cheese."

hbaseley 177834
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011 Edited Mar. 24, 2014

"I love this recipe, mostly because it's the only way my children willingly eat broccoli! I have used both fresh and frozen broccoli, and we have eaten them plain or with a dollop of sour cream. This pairs nicely with grilled meats (we also often serve it with the honey lime chicken)."

menicki 147037
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"we love broccoli so decided to try this, it turned out great! But instead of fresh broccoli I used frozen broccoli as I did not want to go to the store for fresh. will surely make this again."

ToniAllen 187701
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"Good finger food for children...good recipe. Will make again"

ToniAllen 147036
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"Made this recipe as stated. This one wowed my grandchildren....will make again."

lcronan 105928
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"As a previous reviewer did, I made these with honey lime walleye (instead of chicken) and they were fantastic. A little salty for my taste, but otherwise loved them. I also had a soy chile aioli dipping sauce to go with them, but it really wasn't necessary."

Janet Kransz 191954
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"Made tonight with honey lime chicken. The broccoli fritters were great. I did not try salsa. I may double the batter mix as mine was not as battered as shown."

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