Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters

Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters are made with frozen broccoli florets dipped in flour, then eggs, and quickly pan-fried.  Crunchy, crispy, and delicious tasting. An easy Italian favorite, this recipe for broccoli fritters will make a wonderful appetizer or side. 

With our “step-by-step” tutorial, you too can make these fast & easy broccoli fritters, and have them ready in no time! 

Loaded with only broccoli, ideally will make a delicious snack too. Each one is crunchy on the outside with a soft, tender bite inside.

They’re so good, that every broccoli lover who tries them will surely fall in LOVE!

Best of all… No need to “pre-cook” the broccoli or mash them for this recipe. Just dip, fry, and serve! An easy recipe, and one to get everyone to eat more broccoli.

Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Make Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters?

This recipe requires the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound ( 16-ounce) package of frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3 eggs – lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup canola oil, for frying

Directions to Make our Broccoli Fritters…

STEP 1:  THAW THE BROCCOLI…

Allow frozen broccoli florets to thaw, and drain on paper towels.  Then lay two sheets of paper towels over them and gently press down on top to help absorb some of the liquid as much as possible.

Frozen broccoli florets thawing on paper towels. by 2sistersrecipes.com

STEP 2:  EXAMINE THE BROCCOLI…

Remove any tiny or too small pieces and save those for a future recipe, like soup, or maybe an omelet. Very small pieces of florets are not worth the effort of dipping and frying. 

*NOTE: But definitely save them for something else, and use them within a day or two.

THIRD STEP:  PREPARE THE INGREDIENTS…

Next, let’s prepare the egg mixture in one small bowl. Stir some salt, black pepper, and grated cheese with the eggs.

Next, place some flour in a second bowl.

Ingredients in 2 bowls and 1 plate with broccoli florets. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

STEP 4: HEAT SKILLET, DREDGE & FRY:

Pour some vegetable oil into a skillet and heat until the oil is hot.  When the oil is hot, take each broccoli floret, one at a time, and gently twirl it into the flour coating all sides.

NEXT, twirl each one in the egg mixture and place it directly 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.

A large skillet, frying a couple of broccoli florets. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

FINAL STEP: Remove and drain on paper towels. 

Serve them warm.

F Broccoli Fritters drain on paper towels.  by 2sistersrecipes.com

Try these fast & easy broccoli fritters!  They’re easy to make and inexpensive.

A great side dish to enjoy with a meal, or have as an afternoon snack when hunger strikes. Guaranteed delicious!

ENJOY!!

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Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

If you love these fast and easy broccoli fritters, then try our Artichoke Heart Fritters! They are just as flavorful and tasty!

Additional Easy Recipes for Broccoli…

Yield: 18 to 20 fritters

Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters

Fast & Easy Broccoli Fritters by 2sistersrecipes.com

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ( 16-ounce) package of frozen broccoli florettes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup canola oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. First, allow frozen broccoli florets to defrost on the counter. Open the package and place the 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 need to press too hard or you will break the florets apart. Then discard paper towels.
  3. Remove any tiny, small 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 the flour into a small bowl.
  5. Then prepare the egg mixture in a second small bowl. Combine eggs with grated cheese, along with some salt and black pepper. Set aside both nearby.
  6. Next, pour the vegetable oil into a medium-size, deep 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.
  10. Yields: 18 to 20 broccoli fritters

Notes

These broccoli fritters are best served the same day they are fried.

They will stay fresh for up to one day, kept in a sealed container, and chilled. You can easily reheat them in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5 to 6 servings

Serving Size:

4 fritters

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 19.2gCarbohydrates: 10.8gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 8.8g

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