Kid Friendly Broccoli Fritters
Recipe by Kelsey Russell-Murray
These fritters are crispy and delicious and are an amazing way to sneak extra veggies into kids...and adults! They are also a low-mess finger food option which is always appreciated. This vegetarian recipe would be a perfect side dish for brunch or dinner, as a snack on-the-go or as an appetizer. These fritters are quick and easy to pull together, and you probably have almost all of the ingredients already stocked. Antioxidant and prebiotic-fibre rich broccoli is combined with whole wheat flour, high omega-3 flax eggs, Dijon mustard and cheddar cheese and fried until crispy and delicious!
Steam the broccoli. Add 2-3 inches of water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Place a colander with broccoli into the steam bath and steam broccoli for 4-5 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Remove broccoli and chop into small pieces.
Prepare the flax eggs by whisking ground flax with water in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5-minutes to thicken.
Whisk the flax egg, milk, and mustard together in a large mixing bowl.
Add the flour, cheese and broccoli and fold into the liquid mixture until well combined. Add additional milk if mixture is too dry. Mixture should be fairly wet.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large fry pan over medium high heat.
Scoop ¼ cup portions of the mixture onto the fry pan and flatten with a spatula. Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat process until all of the batter has been used, mix makes ~6 fritters.
Substitutions: Substitute ¼ - 1/3 cup nutritional yeast for cheddar cheese if dairy-free. Choose milk of your choice – cow’s milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk all work well! Use cooking oil of your choice. Substitute all purpose flour if that’s your preference or gluten-free flour to make this recipe celiac-friendly.
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