Broccoli Fritters

Adapted from, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

3 cups chopped broccoli (including peeled stems)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup grated hard cheese
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt, pepper and red chili flakes to taste
Butter or other high-heat oil for cooking


  • Steam broccoli in steamer basket or 1 inch of water, covered, until just tender– about 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine egg, flour, cheese, garlic and seasonings.
  • Roughly grind broccoli in cuisine art or mash with a potato masher.
  • Add broccoli to flour and egg mixture and combine.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat.
  • Add oil and heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons batter at a time, flattening with a spatula or spoon as you go.
  • Cook fritters 2-3 minutes on a side, until lightly browned.
  • Once cooked on both sides, place on a plate covered with paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Add oil to pan as needed. Serve hot.

Yields 8–9 fritters (2 to 2 1/2 inches each). Prep time, 10–15 minutes; cook time, 10–15 minutes.


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