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Simple Broccoli Fritters with an Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

These bite-sized broccoli fritters are easy, healthy, and downright delicious. Made with just a handful of ingredients, they come together in no time.
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These bite-sized broccoli fritters are easy, healthy, and downright delicious. Made with just a handful of ingredients, they come together in no time. Paired with a homemade honey mustard sauce, they make the perfect side dish.

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Remember when broccoli tots were all the rage? I remember thinking, “this is pure genius.” An absolutely fun (and yummy) way to get the kids to eat broccoli. And adults.

But then the food world went one step further and the broccoli gods introduced us to broccoli fritters. And if you’ve never had them, you are missing out. Especially with this perfected recipe. These fritters are crispy, nutritious, and so darn good!

Seriously, I am fan-girling over broccoli right now because of this recipe.

And pair them with a simple, two-ingredient honey mustard sauce? Oh, I think I helped you find your new obsession. Mmm.

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Yes to more veggies

Broccoli might not get your family excited. But call them fritters? Now that’s something to look forward to. Fritters are a wonderful way to fit more vegetables into your family’s diet. It’s also a great way to use up some of those extra vegetables you have at home. And the best part is that you can use so many different kinds of veggies, and you can even mix and match them.

I’m talking:

Carrots

Zucchini

Sweet potatoes

Cauliflower

But it’s these broccoli fritters that have my heart. Seriously. They’re easy peasy. Because of no grating necessary. Just chop your broccoli and combine it with your choice of cheese. I’ve used mozzarella here. Then strain in the remainder of your ingredients, mix well, and shallow fry in the shape of mini pancakes. Then dip into the sauce that’s made from dijon mustard and honey and enjoy!

Broccoli has never tasted this good.

All right, let’s gather the ingredients to make these:

  • broccoli
  • cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)
  • egg
  • milk
  • unbleached flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

You didn’t think I would leave you to eat these on their own, did you? Of course I wouldn’t. These fritters are perfectly complemented with this simple Honey Mustard Sauce that takes just a quick whisk to pull together. You’ll love how well they pair, you’ll be making it for more and more appetizers as a dip.

And to make the sauce, you’ll need:

  • Dijon mustard
  • honey

Need more veggie recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

This One Pan Oven Baked Fish with Vegetables and Spices is a great lunch or dinner dish. 

This Baked Avocado Egg and Bacon is tasty breakfast option!

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Simple Broccoli Fritters with an Easy Honey Mustard Sauce

These bite-sized broccoli fritters are easy, healthy, and downright delicious. Made with just a handful of ingredients, they come together in no time.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Dipping Sauce, Lunch, Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded (mozzarella or cheddar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  • For the Fritters: Chop the broccoli into small pieces and place in a bowl with 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • In a separate bowl whisk 1 large egg and 1 cup of milk. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 cup of flour. Mix well together.
  • Strain the ingredients into the broccoli.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a pan. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the fritters in the pan. Fry until each side has a golden brown color (about a minute for each side, they cook fast).
  • Place on a paper towel to cool down.
  • You can serve with sour cream or this honey-mustard sauce: Combine 4 Tbsp honey and 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1172IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1mg

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