These baked broccoli patties with cheese are an awesome, healthy and delicious dinner side dish. Another great way to get kids to eat their veggies (see also Crispy Baked Zucchini Sticks). This recipe is a must try!
This is where I feel like inserting an evil laugh. This week, I had a house full of kids and fed them fritters of all sorts – without any of them realising the audacity I was committing by feeding them vegetables. Without their knowledge or consent. To trick them, we just called them ‘Shrek Pancakes.’ Do I insert evil laugh now?
Then it occurred to me that I have failed you by not sharing my fritter recipes with you. So here I am offering this recipe as a peace offering, and asking your forgiveness.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these fritters are extremely easy to make. If you have a deep love affair with your food processor, then you’ll love these. Throwing ingredients into a food processor is possibly the easiest method of cooking we could ask for. ‘We’ being the people that don’t have the time to prepare things in advance.
Plus, getting your oven to do all the work while you’re busy chasing little people is a huge bonus.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 onion – chopped
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli – defrosted
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs – beaten
preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool.
Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl.
To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste.
Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
AMT. PER SERVING: Calories 258.3, Calories from Fat 117, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5.8 g, Cholesterol 115.2 mg, Sodium 420 mg, Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g, Dietary Fiber 3.7 g, Sugars 3.2 g, Protein 15.2 g, 8 SmartPoints