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Broccoli Fritters
Perfect vegetarian dish

Broccoli Fritters

Broccoli Fritters is a quick and simple recipe for the most delicious vegetarian main dish. Our kid loves these, and they are freezer-friendly.

Broccoli Fritters
Broccoli Fritters have quickly become one of our favorite vegetarian fritters. The prep is straightforward; you only need seven ingredients to make these goodies from scratch. The ingredients are easily accessible and include broccoli, quinoa, cheese, flour, water, garlic, and an egg. We always make them in a non-stick pan with a bit of oil. Serve them with a fresh seasonal salad and a good sauce. We love Ranch on a side. The best thing about it is that this is a lovely family meal, as our toddler adores it too, and we can quickly freeze these for up to a month.

Delicious vegetarian fritters

Jernej and I adore this meatless dish, and so does our 2-year-old Adam. These are the top reasons why we believe you're going to like it too:

  • a simple recipe for any day of the year
  • made in about 30 minutes
  • the fritters are golden-brown outside and soft and delicious inside
  • feel free to keep them in a fridge or freezer, so you can quickly have them at hand
  • optionally use a food processor to make the mixture (two forks will do the job just as good)
  • one portion (three patties) has about 240 calories
  • this recipe is vegetarian, but I bet meat lovers will like it too

Broccoli Fritters

Broccoli Fritters

What to serve with Broccoli Fritters

Serve these healthy Broccoli Fritters with one of the following sides or sauces:

Storing and freezing

There are two ways to store these delicious Broccoli Cheese Fritters.

Keep the chilled homemade Broccoli Fritters, in the fridge, for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in the microwave oven or using a skillet.

Feel free to freeze the baked (cooled) Broccoli Fritters too. Place it in a freezer-friendly container and place it in the freezer for up to a month. Before serving, defrost at room temperature (or in the fridge overnight), then reheat in the microwave oven or using a pot.

Broccoli Fritters

Broccoli Fritters

How to make these Broccoli Fritters at home (video)

Check this quick and easy video to learn how to make Broccoli Fritters at home.



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Lets get cooking!

  • serves
    people (12 fritters)
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  • cook the quinoa

    Add quinoa to a sieve and rinse under running water. Add to a saucepan and add the water. Place over medium heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the quinoa and set it aside to cool.

  • cook the broccoli

    Cut the broccoli into smaller pieces. Discard the hard parts (use them for soup). Place a pan over medium heat. Add about a cup of water (200ml) to cover 1 cm (1/2-inch) of the pan. Bring to a boil, and add the broccoli. Lower the heat, cover with a lid, and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked. Strain the broccoli and set aside to cool slightly.

  • fritters

    Add cooked quinoa, broccoli, shredded cheese, flour, an egg, and diced garlic to a food processor bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pulz a couple of times to get a firm mixture that you can easily shape into a fritter. If the mixture is too dry, add two or three tablespoons of water.

    Feel free to use a food chopper or forks and a bowl to make the patties.
  • cook the fritters

    Slightly grease your hands with oil. Divide the mixture into twelve parts and shape each piece into a patty. Place a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and half of the fritters. Cook them 5 - 6 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and delicious. Repeat the process with the rest of the fritters. Grease the pan with a tablespoon of oil before adding a new batch. Transfer the cooked broccoli fritters to a wire rack lined with a paper towel.

  • serve

    Divide the fritters between four plates. Serve with Yogurt Ranch Dressing and your favorite side dish.


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