Just as we were nearing the end of April a friend of mine challenged me to go meatless for the month of May. Because I’m still trying to kick my pregnancy weight, I figured it would be a good idea to join her.
In preparation for #MeatlessInMay, she posted zucchini fritters on her Snapchat. They looked pretty decent so I asked her to share the recipe. It came from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Now you guys know I had to add my own twist, right?
Instead of using zucchini I used broccoli because I had a bag of riced broccoli in the fridge that I picked up from Trader Joe’s with no idea what to do with it. I figured broccoli would be a good sub for the zucchini. And boy was I CORRECT!
Here’s a quick note: In Sally’s recipe she encourages you to get as much of the water out of the veggies as possible. And honestly she’s absolutely right. But I had my own plans and didn’t follow her suggestion. Follow her method for getting the water out here. If you’re just as impatient as I am, you can follow my tips below to keep the fritters form getting soggy. I added more corn meal and corn starch and fried the fritters longer.
What you need:
- 2 cups shredded broccoli
- 1 cup shredded sweet potato (1 small potato)
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp chopped mint
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup corn meal
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1/3 cup olive oil
What you do:
- Shred your broccoli (or buy the riced broccoli from Trader Joe’s like me 😜).
- Shred your sweet potato
- Add the broccoli, sweet potato, parsley, mint and garlic to a bowl and mix well.
- Mix in your seasonings.
- Beat your eggs and mix them in.
- Mix in your corn meal and corn starch.
- Form your mix into patties and pan fry in the olive oil on medium-high heat. (The patties will be a little fragile until they are cooked).
- Cook the fritters until they brown to eliminate sogginess.
- Plate and enjoy!
I made some sriracha mayo for dipping and I seriously couldn’t stop eating these. I’m planning to make them again this week. So good!
I hope you like them as much as I did. Love ya!