Garlicky broccoli peanut butter fritters

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
An easy way to get some delicious vegetables into your meal, these broccoli fritters are much healthier than the typical fried version. Fritters provide you the opportunity to add in other flavors with the vegetables. Here we have included scallions, garlic, ginger rood, red pepper flakes and powdered peanut butter. The powdered peanut butter here adds a nutty dimension that enhances the flavor profile of these fritters nicely. Other vegetables that work well in fritters include cauliflower, parsnips, carrots, zucchini, and sweet potato. You can also mix and match different vegetables.

Ingredients

Uncooked broccoli

½ pound(s), chopped into florets

Uncooked scallion(s)

4 medium, green and white parts, thinly sliced

Garlic clove(s)

3 item(s), grated or crushed

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Peanut Butter & Co. Pure peanut powder

½ cup(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

tsp

All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Canola oil

¼ cup(s), or enough for shallow frying

Low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

Water

2 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 piece(s), 1/2 inch grated

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp

Instructions

  1. For the fritters, fill a medium saucepan with 1 inch of water in the bottom. Cover the saucepan, bring to a boil, and then salt the water. Add the broccoli, cover the saucepan, and cook until very tender but not mushy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Add the broccoli to a large bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash until the broccoli is a chunky consistency. Stir in the scallion, 2 cloves garlic, egg, powdered peanut butter, salt, and black pepper. Gradually stir in enough flour to form a scoopable batter (it should be thicker than pancake batter, but thinner than cookie dough).
  3. For the Garlic-Ginger-Chili Soy Sauce: Mix 1 clove garlic and remaining ingredients

Notes

I like these fritters pretty garlicky so I go with three cloves; for most people, two cloves will probably do just fine.