Leftover Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Thursday, June 28, 2012

1/2 all purpose cup flour
1 egg
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
Fried Avocado
Fried Polenta


  1. I love broccoli and the idea of fritters is very tasty and appetizing. Bye, have a great day

  2. I love broccoli and this is a lovely idea!Hugs!

  3. This is such an interesting and healthy fritters. Looks very delicious.

  4. These remind me of the broccoli bites you can order as appetizers. Sounds delicious!

  5. Love this recipe. We eat so much broccoli and, although it's healthy and good, it gets boring. What a neat way to change it up. :)

  6. Leftover broccoli fritters looks great. We love broccoli and never have leftovers but will certainly steam broccoli just for this.
    Thanks and best wishes.

  7. This looks great! I've never seen this done with broccoli.

  8. Those look so crispy and delicious! Hope to see you over at my blog again soon.

  9. Dear Claudia, I can taste those beauties from here! They look delish! Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

  10. sounds delicious, and i love the idea of baking them!

  11. Excellent idea. Can't wait to try this!

  12. I love fritters of any kind...never had broccoli fritters...for sure now, I will be making them. Wow, Claudia, just can't keep up with all your delicious posts...you are a 'super woman' have a job, and still do all that cooking. I could just stay here on your blog for hrs. and wear out the ink in the cartridge to keep printing out all the great stuff!

  13. Broccoli fritters are my go-to snack/appetizer when we go to a pizza place type restaurant. I've never tried making my own - these look great!


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