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?

Broccoli Fritters

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!

Trader Joe’s Riced Broccoli

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!

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Broccoli Fritters

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!


Posted by:RC

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