Cheezy Broccoli Fritters

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Cheezy Broccoli Fritters

Cheezy Broccoli Fritters

Ingredients

  • 4 cups minced broccoli (from whole florets)
  • 1 1/2 cups cannellini beans, drained from one can
  • 1/4 cup vegan Monterey Jack (or cheddar) cheese shreds
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • for frying: 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • bread crumb coating: panko or fine plain bread crumbs

Instructions

1. Mince florets in a Vitamix or food processor until finely chopped into flaky bits. I used one medium head of broccoli - mostly the florets and a few stems.
2. Add the beans and minced/chopped broccoli to a large mixing bowl. With a large fork or potato masher, mash the beans until at least 75% of them have been mashed together with the broccoli.
3. Add in the garlic powder, apple cider, hemp seeds, hot sauce, nutritional yeast, s and p. Fold in the vegan cheese. Fold together until a moist mixture forms.
4. Preheat a few tablespoons of safflower oil in a large skillet.
5. When the oil is hot, for the mixture into golf ball sized balls and roll in the bread crumbs until well covered - pat down into flatter cakes and place in the hot oil - carefully.
6. Continue until the pan is full - leave about an inch space between each cake for easier flipping. Cook on each side only about 2 minutes - or until toasty brown.
7. Transfer cooked fritters to a paper towel to cool. Serve in about 5 minutes after cooling a bit.
http://www.bhblnow.com/cheezy-broccoli-fritters/

Recipe by Kathy at kblog.lunchboxbunch.com. The original recipe is here.