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!