Broccoli Fritters


Ingredients3 cups chopped fresh broccoli (stems cut into ½ inch lengths and florets into 1 inch chunks) 1 large egg 1/2 cup (65 grams) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (30 grams) finely grated parmesan cheese 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste A pinch of red pepper flakes or several grinds of black pepper Olive or vegetable oil for frying

Method 1. Steam your broccoli until tender (3-4 minutes). Drain the broccoli, then set aside to cool. 2. In a large bowl, beat the egg. Add flour, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the cooled broccoli and mash all the ingredients with a potato masher to combine. 3. Heat a large heavy-bottomed pan over moderate heat. Once hot, add a small amount of oil to cover the bottom of the pan and scoop a two tablespoon-size mound of the batter and drop it into the pan, flattening it slightly with a spatula. Repeat with the rest of your batter, leaving a couple inches space between each. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown underneath, then flip the fritters and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. 4. Transfer fritters onto paper towels, then serve. These are best enjoyed immediately, or you can also keep them warm in the oven on a moderate setting.

Recipe credit: Smitten Kitchen blog.