Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters
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Serves: 18 to 20 fritters
 
Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters are made with frozen broccoli florets dipped in flour and then into an egg wash and quickly fried. No need to pre-cook the broccoli, just dip and fry! These fritters make a wonderful appetizer or even a side dish for a hungry crowd!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ( 16-ounce) package frozen broccoli florettes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, for dredging (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3 eggs - lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup canola oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. First, allow frozen broccoli florets to defrost on the counter. Open the package and place tthe broccoli florets on top of a few sheets of paper towels. Allow them to drain on paper towels.
  2. Take another two sheets of paper towels and cover them, then gently press down on top to drain as much liquid from them as possible. No not press to hard, or you will break the florets apart. Then discard paper towels.
  3. Remove any tiny pieces and save those for a future soup, or maybe an omelet. Very small pieces of florets are not worth the effort of dipping and frying. But definitely save them for something else, and use them within a day or two.
  4. Place flour into a small bowl.
  5. Then prepare the egg wash in a second small bowl. Combine eggs with salt, grated cheese and some salt and black pepper. Set aside both nearby.
  6. Next, pour some vegetable oil into a skillet and heat until the oil is hot.
  7. When the oil is hot, take each broccoli floret, one at a time, and gently twirl it into the flour coating all sides.
  8. Then twirl into the egg mixture and place it into the skillet. Repeat this process and fry a few at a time. Use kitchen tongs to gently turn them over, about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until they are golden brown.
  9. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve them warm.
Notes
These broccoli fritters are best consumed the same day. They will stay fresh up to one day and you easily reheat them in the oven for a few minutes before serving.
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at https://2sistersrecipes.com/fast-easy-broccoli-fritters/