Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Looking for hiding vegetables from plain sight or just really into broccoli? Let’s make broccoli fritters and hide veggies no more!

Modern humans carry a lot of psychological baggage from an era when all they had to do was running around naked in the wild.

Who is in control?

Nowadays, these reflexes can cause quite a mess -since convincing them by simple reasoning is quite fruitless- but overall, they came quite handy when we had to survive, even after being thrown out of the paradise.

When all sort of wild animals with sharper teeth and faster legs were running around, we often didn’t have much time pondering about what course of action should we take to save our lives. Our creative thinking brain left this task to be handled by our primitive brain that is also responsible for taking care of breathing, heart beating and similar less fun tasks.

Because our primitive brain wasn’t occupied by the intricacies of what sort of feathers go well with our newest fur and nutshell necklace, it had time to analyze the data our senses picked up constantly from our surroundings.

How to take control?

Musing about if we should run, play dead or fight when we heard sudden crushing noise of the undergrowth, paired with the approach of flashing eyes, could quickly kill our promising career in the fashion industry.

The three basic reactions that are also known as flight-or-fight reflex, without the not so popular playing dead response, is the standard behavior most of the animals and of course humans explicit when faced with a stress situation.

Get back into control and think straight is next to impossible, unless extensive practice was done beforehand, that allows us to handle high stress situations calmly. Getting into such training isn’t easy though, especially if we aren’t in the army or police force but simply try to feed vegetables or being fed by them.

Coat or not to coat?

Many of us know about situations when unappealing vegetables occupy most of the plate, cause the stress levels to rise by the second then outlash into never ending tantrums.

A widespread solution to calm the nerves -although seems effective- in reality is very counterproductive on the long term, hiding the offending items from plain sight under a more desirable one.

Unfortunately, as much as sugar coat can’t help solving our problems but set us on a track to avoid facing them, coating our veggies won’t make us accustomed to them but condition us to pick junk food over healthy options.

What’s under the fritters?

Depending on where we live in the world, fritters can be a lot of things, but broccoli is not something we have in mind when the word fritters pop up in a casual conversation. Although people in various countries enjoy filling their bite sized fried dough with all sorts of things, in the US we haven’t dived into this delicacy more than using corn or apple as fritter filling.

Maybe we have a couple of dishes out in the wild that are technically fritters, like fried squid but we don’t really categorize them as such, even if by definition any food item that is cut to small pieces, battered then fried, is a fritter.

What are broccoli fritters?

In reality broccoli fritters, or at least the low carb keto version of them is much closer to hash browns since we don’t plunge them into a buttery, watery flour. Of course, we can stay true to the fritters name and simply dunk our broccoli into the batter then fry them in oil but then those won’t fit into many diets or even under the umbrella of healthy food.

Of course, we aren’t always after healthy food but probably very few of us so fond of broccoli or have them in such quantities that can’t do anything else with them but deep fry in flour coating, just to get rid of them somehow.

Luckily, we don’t even have to resort to such drastic measures because broccoli is enjoyable on its own. Those who like to live life to its limits though, there is always a bit of butter and cheese to take things to the next level, and that is especially true with broccoli.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1lb / 500g Broccoli (riced or finely chopped)
  • 7 oz / 200g Cheddar (shredded)
  • ½ piece / 100g Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Optional
      • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
      • ½ teaspoon Cayane

How to make Broccoli fritters

  1. Take the broccoli to florets. The smaller the better.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Rice the broccoli florets by chopping them up in a food processor. Alternatively a fine shredder or sharp knife can also be used.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Microwave the riced broccoli until totally heats up. It takes about two minutes on the highest setting.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Get a cheesecloth or a not so precious kitchen cloth and wrap a batch of hot riced broccoli up tightly.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Squeeze out the excess water as much as possible. 1lb broccoli may yield about a cup water.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Add the cheddar, finely cut onion, eggs, salt and any optional spices and herbs then mix it well together.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Make balls out of the broccoli fritters dough. Alternatively make disc shapes. Heat a tablespoon of oil to medium and add the broccoli balls. Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Spread them out by pressing them down with a spatula. Apply a thin film of oil on the spatula so it won’t stick.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  9. Fry until golden brown then flip to the other side. It takes about 4 minutes on medium heat per side.Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom

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Broccoli Fritters Recipe

Looking for hiding vegetables from plain sight or just really into broccoli? Let's make broccoli fritters and hide veggies no more!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 110kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Broccoli riced or finely chopped
  • 7 oz Cheddar shredded
  • ½ Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Optional
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cayanne

Instructions

  • Take the broccoli to florets. The smaller the better.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Rice the broccoli florets by chopping them up in a food processor. Alternatively a fine shredder or sharp knife can also be used.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Microwave the riced broccoli until totally heats up. It takes about two minutes on the highest setting.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Get a cheesecloth or a not so precious kitchen cloth and wrap a batch of hot riced broccoli up tightly.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Squeeze out the excess water as much as possible. 1lb broccoli may yield about a cup water.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Add the cheddar, finely cut onion, eggs, salt and any optional spices and herbs then mix it well together.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Make balls out of the broccoli fritters dough. Alternatively make disc shapes. Heat a tablespoon of oil to medium and add the broccoli balls.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Spread them out by pressing them down with a spatula. Apply a thin film of oil on the spatula so it won't stick.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fry until golden brown then flip to the other side. It takes about 4 minutes on medium heat per side.
    Broccoli fritters recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 110kcal (6%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 7g (14%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) | Sodium: 267mg (12%) | Potassium: 184mg (5%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 530IU (11%) | Vitamin C: 41mg (50%) | Calcium: 171mg (17%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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