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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


  • 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


  • 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 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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Shar Rose User ID: 4644621 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 User ID: 1263135 211742
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

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

PTuttle User ID: 3628184 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 User ID: 3572543 147038
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

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

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 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 User ID: 87508 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 User ID: 341866 187701
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

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

ToniAllen User ID: 341866 147036
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

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

lcronan User ID: 1651827 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 User ID: 3277576 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."

nancye49 User ID: 4289123 105926
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"We all love broccoli. It was very good. But needs a little spice to even out the taste of the broccoli. I will add a dash of spice to it next time. I served it as side with pork chops. Maybe change the cheese up. Like pepper jack for a kick or swiss. Or Mrs. Dash Southwest for a twist. Thanks for different way to eat broccoli. Nancy"

getto140 User ID: 1493976 188855
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"I made these tonight...GOOD!!!! I didn't try them with Salsa this time, but maybe next time."

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