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Easy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

An easy broccoli fritter recipe without cheese for a tasty and healthy brunch option!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, british
Servings 2 portions
Calories 279 kcal


  • 300 g Broccoli in small florets
  • 2 Whole Eggs Large
  • 3 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the broccoli florets until soft.
  • Drain the broccoli well and then, using a potato masher, break them down. You do not need to make them smooth, as a bit of a bite can be pleasant.
  • To the mashed broccoli add the flour, parmesan, salt, black pepper, and egg and mix well, until uniform and without flour knots. The consistency will be thicker than the one of regular pancakes, but resist the temptation to add any liquid to the batter: the broccoli are full of it and will release some while cooking.
  • In a frying pan, add the olive oil, and warm-up; once it is warm, add ¼ of the broccoli batter to it, spread it evenly like a pancake (I do mine about 5mm thick), and allow to cook on a low flame. This will take, on a low flame, about 4 minutes on each side, so if you have a large pan, you may do two or more at the same time.
  • Once one side of the pancake is cooked, flip; allow to finish cooking through and through.
  • Enjoy!


This recipe is ridiculously easy for being this good, but I have a couple of notes:
 - It is best to mash the broccoli while they are warm, as they are softer, but add them to the batter once they have cooled down a bit. 
- If you decide to add some cheese, such as parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, ensure that you balance the salt out, as these can be quite salty. 


Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 11gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1172IUVitamin C: 134mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
Keyword broccoli, Brunch, Gammon, healthy breakfast, Healthy Brunch
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