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Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Broccoli Fritters Recipe

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 YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 fritters (calculated without salsa) equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.