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Broccoli and Cheese Patties

Broccoli and Cheese Patties by 2sistersrecipes.com

Broccoli and Cheese Patties are bite-size pieces of broccoli mixed with a little egg, some grated parmesan and pecorino cheeses then shaped into these little round patties (like burger-size), coated with breadcrumbs and gently fried until golden brown.  These fritters are SO good, you won’t need to serve these little broccoli and cheese patties with any sauce or anything. They are fine just by themselves!  Trust me.

 

I was planning to serve them as a side dish for dinner. But the aroma that permeated throughout the house was so addicting. They never made it to the table.

Everyone kept walking by me (and as if I didn’t noticed…) while I was frying them; and decided to take one, then another, and then another as they were so innocently sitting there draining on paper towels.

They couldn’t help themselves, and quite frankly, neither could I.  They were so tasty and delicious, they were gone in minutes before dinner was on the table.  And, as you now know, I served dinner without them!

Oh well, I guess I can always make another batch of these Broccoli and Cheese Patties tomorrow.

Try them!  Broccoli and Cheese Patties are great to serve as appetizers on game-nights too!

ENJOY!!

*Follow along below or you can jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card.

 

 

Ingredients needed for these Broccoli and Cheese Patties:

  • 1 medium size fresh broccoli  (cleaned,  about 4 to 5 cups)

  • 2 garlic cloves- minced (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)

  • 3 eggs – beaten

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 5 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup oil to fry ( vegetable or olive oil)

Wash and rinse broccoli in cold water.  Peel away the skins from the large stems.
Cut into large chunks.

Place broccoli into a medium size pot filled with 1 inch of water.  Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.  Color of broccoli should appear bright green. Carefully drain the water from the pot and return the pot to the stove. Cover and allow the broccoli to steam for about 5 minutes until tender.

Transfer the broccoli to a cutting board or mixing bowl and chop broccoli into tiny, bite-size pieces. Then transfer the chopped broccoli to a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.

In a second small bowl.  Beat eggs with a fork.  Add in the garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt. Pour the egg mixture into the chopped broccoli.  Add shredded mozzarella, pecorino and parmigiano cheeses.  Stir and mix all together until the mixture is well combined.

NEXT, place 2 cups of breadcrumbs into a small bowl or plate.  Using your hands, take about 1/3 cup of the broccoli mixture and shape into a burger-size patty. ( If the mixture is still too loose, you may need to add more cheese to help hold it together.) Gently coat both sides with breadcrumbs.  Place them onto a plate nearby.  Continue until all the broccoli patties have been made.

In a large size skillet or cast iron pan, heat oil on medium heat.
Carefully add broccoli cakes to the skillet, about 4 at a time.  Fry until crisp on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

 

 

Allow them to drain well on paper towels.

 

If you are not serving them immediately, cover with foil wrap to keep warm.  To reheat them, remove the paper towels and discard them.  Then transfer the patties onto a baking sheet and place them into an oven set at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes before serving.

Yields: 13 broccoli and cheese patties

 

 

Broccoli and Cheese Patties
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Side Dish
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Serves: 13 patties
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium size fresh broccoli (cleaned, about 4 to 5 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves- minced (or ½ tsp. garlic powder)
  • 3 eggs - beaten
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 5 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup oil to fry ( vegetable or olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse broccoli in cold water. Peel away the skins from the large stems.
  2. Cut into large chunks.
  3. Place broccoli into a medium size pot filled with 1 inch of water. Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Color of broccoli should appear bright green. Carefully drain the water from the pot and return the pot to the stove. Cover and allow the broccoli to steam for about 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Transfer the broccoli to a cutting board or mixing bowl and chop broccoli into tiny, bite-size pieces. Then transfer the chopped broccoli to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  5. In a second small bowl. Beat eggs with a fork. Add in the garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt. Pour the egg mixture into the chopped broccoli. Add shredded mozzarella, pecorino and parmigiano cheeses. Stir and mix all together until the mixture is well combined.
  6. NEXT, place 2 cups of breadcrumbs into a small bowl or plate. Using your hands, take about ⅓ cup of the broccoli mixture and shape into a burger-size patty. ( If the mixture is still too loose, you may need to add more cheese to help hold it together.) Gently coat both sides with breadcrumbs. Place them onto a plate nearby. Continue until all the broccoli patties have been made.
  7. In a large size skillet or cast iron pan, heat oil on medium heat.
  8. Carefully add broccoli cakes to the skillet, about 4 at a time. Fry until crisp on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  9. Allow them to drain well on paper towels. Serve warm.
  10. Yields: about 13 broccoli and cheese patties
Notes
If you are not serving them immediately, cover with foil wrap to keep warm. To reheat them, remove the paper towels and discard them. Then transfer the broccoli and cheese patties onto a baking sheet and place them into an oven set at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes before serving

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanne
    January 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I would happily eat a whole batch of these and call it dinner!

  • Reply
    Val
    January 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I make a version of these as well but yours look out of this world amazing.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 23, 2014 at 3:22 am

      Thank you Val! I bet yours are yummy too!

  • Reply
    AnnaP
    January 23, 2014 at 1:15 am

    yum. that is a must try

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 23, 2014 at 3:19 am

      Hi Anna! Thank you, I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    January 24, 2014 at 12:21 am

    I am amazed at this wonderful creative recipe. I bet they wouldn't make it to our table as well. So smart – you go girl!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      HI Tricia! thank you! But the credit goes to my mom, she is the one who comes up with these recipes!
      xxoo Anna

  • Reply
    annaliz
    January 24, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Lol… Thanks Tricia ! Our mom is the one who comes up with these recipes. Thanks again!

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    January 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    They could be dinner or served with a side salad! I must try these as my hubby loves broccoli cheddar soup. Such a delicious idea.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you Sue for the lovely comment. This recipe is one of our moms creations. I bet it would be delicious using cheddar with broccoli too!

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