As adults, we know that broccoli is an amazing vegetable which is so good for you. The broccoli is a powerful antioxidant, full of nutrients, ﬁber and a concentrated source of vitamin C. It is also very affordable all year round in comparison with blueberries or avocados.
Unfortunately, my little fella doesn't share my love for this green vegetable. So what shall I do? The answer is: camouflage, hide, and be creative! Let's add some fun and flavour to the old good broccoli so your kids will actually eat it.
These broccoli and cheese fritters are my go-to recipe to sneakily hide scary looking cooked broccoli florets from my toddler. The vibrant green colour of these fritters and cheese taste that most kids like so much make it appealing to even the fussiest eater and is definitely a win-win.
These fritters are very easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family, as I am a big fan of one family equals one meal concept! They are also perfect for taking to work or packing in your kids' lunchboxes. It's best served with the natural, thick, unsweetened Greek Yoghurt or a sour cream.
500g broccoli florets, raw
2 eggs, large or 3 eggs, small (organic if possible)
80 g Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp dried dill or dried herbs
2 tbsp olive oil (for frying)
Note: make this broccoli fritters gluten-free by substituting the panko breadcrumbs with crushed rice cereal.
Steam broccoli just until fork-tender.
Blend all ingredients into a food processor just until ﬁnely chopped.
Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Drop a tablespoon of the broccoli mixture onto the hot oil, ﬂattering with a spatula. Cook, on a very low heat, both sides until golden.