BASIC BROCCOLI FRITTERS

These light, golden-brown Broccoli Fritters make a delicious vegetarian dinner or lunch — and kids love them, too! Ready in less than 30 minutes.
BASIC BROCCOLI FRITTERS

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. steamed broccoli florets
  • 2 jumbo eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook them just until they are fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli well and transfer them to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut them into very small pieces.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, eggs, Parmesan, flour, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.
  3. Place a cast iron or non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan (a non-stick pan needs less oil). Scoop out 2- to 3-tablespoon mounds of the broccoli mixture into the pan, flattening the mounds slightly with a spatula and spacing them about one inch apart.