In this scrumptious recipe, a mixture of broccoli chunks, cheese, and whole grain flour, is lightly fried to make delicious fritters that the whole family will love. Serve Broccoli Pecorino Fritters alongside a salad for a complete vegetarian summer meal. Try these for lunch today!
servings: 8 fritters
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
- 3 cups chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ cup oat flour (or whole wheat)
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese (or parmesan)
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- salt & pepper
- oil for frying
Step 1: Boil or steam broccoli florets for about 5 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain broccoli and allow to cool completely.
Step 2: Chop cooled broccoli into ½ inch chunks.
Step 3: Finely chop, or crush garlic clove.
Step 4: In a large bowl, mix together chopped broccoli, crushed garlic cloves, oat flour, egg, pecorino cheese, red pepper flakes, and salt + pepper. Form into 3 inch wide patties.
Step 5: In a large, non-stick skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add patties to skillet (in two bathes). Cook on one side for about 3 – 4 minutes (or until golden and crispy). Flip fritters, and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes.
Step 6: Before serving fritters, drain on a paper towel. Serve warm.
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