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Broccoli Fritters

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, cheese, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in broccoli.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • Marjade
    Jul 17, 2012

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  • Shar Rose
    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • tommypoo
    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • PTuttle
    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.

  • fishe
    Jul 12, 2012

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  • devenrae
    Nov 5, 2011

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

  • hbaseley
    Jul 6, 2011

    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
    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
    Jul 19, 2010

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

  • ToniAllen
    Jul 19, 2010

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