broccoli and carrot fritters

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are you looking for a new way to serve broccoli? i found a great recipe that is not only super fast to pull together, but super tasty.  i think the family will love these.  i made them with matchstick carrots, but those could be omitted if desired. i prepared them in my electric skillet and then baked them in a 325 degree oven to crisp them up a bit more.  they were perfectly warm when i wanted to serve them.

i saved the recipe from a magazine, but unfortunately the source was not listed on the page.  as usual, i adapted the ingredients for my family.

i also used frozen broccoli, instead of fresh which needed to be boiled longer than the frozen.

here is how i prepared the recipe:  boil about 2 cups of frozen broccoli for 4-6 minutes.  pat dry and chop into small pieces.  place the broccoli in a medium bowl.  add 1 cup matchstick carrots, 1/2 cup of flour, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. add salt as desired.  mix these ingredients well.  add 2 chopped green onions, ground red or black pepper to your choice, and one egg.  mix together.

prepare the electric skillet with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.  form the fritters with a spoon and drop into the skillet.  form eight fritters total. brown and flip.   cook at least 5 minutes on each side.  prepare a dipping sauce.

i used 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and mixed with 2 tablespoons chopped dill.  keep the fritters warm in the oven until ready to serve.

these can be used as a side dish, an appetizer, a healthy food for watching march madness games, or even as a vegetarian lunch dish, served with a side salad. enjoy!

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