1/2 all purpose cup flour
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
3 cups chopped steamed leftover broccoli
1/4 teaspoon each oregano, basil, garlic powder
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
salt, pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne optional
1/4 cup grating cheese Romano preferred
Canola oil for frying
Heat the oil in a large fry pan around 1/2 inch deep on medium heat.
In a pie plate mix the egg and flour adding the spices and herbs adding the cheese last and beat till smooth.
Stir in the broccoli into the egg mixture. Use a tablespoon or melon scooper to makes rounds of the broccoli fritters and drop frying into the hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Absorb the grease on paper towels. These are delicious plain or dipped in melted cheese, marina tomato sauce or hot sauce.
Note alternate baking for dieters and healthy version: I have baked these many times. Just use a parchment lined cookie sheet. Drop by spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. (They will look anemic as mom would say compared to fried) Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the top of each one and bake on 400 degree hot oven till crispy.
Try some of these other appetizers:
Fried Potato and Tuna Cakes