Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

“This actually makes eating broccoli enjoyable,” said my husband after finishing the last of the Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt I made last week for lunch.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

 I’ve been desperate for a way to get my family to eat greens, so this recipe from my friend Jessica’s latest cookbook,  Everyday Dinners could not have come at a better time!

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Broccoli is bound together with cheese, eggs, and flour and served with a chipotle yogurt dip. I’ll definitely be adding this to my meal preps because they’re so delicious for breakfast/lunch. 

Ingredients involved are ingredients I usually have! 

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

First, we cook the broccoli.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Then we chop the broccoli. We split it into two groups. One finely chopped and one regular chopped.

TALK ABOUT CHOP THERAPY. You could mash with a fork or use a potato masher, but why dirty up another tool?

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

The batter consists of eggs, cheese, flour, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Broccoli makes its introduction.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Ok, let’s fire up the skillet and heat some oil.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

1/2 cup ice cream scooper does the trick.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

While the fritters are cooking, let’s make the Chipotle yogurt!

Mix it all up.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Keep frying.

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

I grew up with zucchini fritters as a kid…and now I feel robbed. 

BECAUSE WOW THESE ARE GOOD and I love broccoli and cheese together. 

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Dip!

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

A perfect lunch for two. 

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

Definitely going in the meal prep arsenal. Thanks, Jess! I LOVE YOUR NEW BOOK!!!! — Everyday Dinners!!

Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt

makes about 10
recipe slightly adapted from Everyday Dinners

 

for the broccoli fritters: 

  • 3- 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2-to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • chipotle yogurt sauce (see below)

Fill a skillet or saucepan with 1 inch of water and heat it over medium heat. Once simmering, add the broccoli and cover the pan. Steam the broccoli for 3 to 4 minutes, just until it’s bright green and slightly tender. Strain the broccoli. 

Chop the broccoli into small pieces. Mash half of the pieces with a fork or potato masher (or cut them finely with a knife). 

In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, flour, cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Fold in the mashed broccoli and broccoli pieces. 

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, drop 1/2 cup scoops of the broccoli mixture onto the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy. Repeat with the remaining olive oil and broccoli mixture. 

Serve immediately with the chipotle yogurt

 

for the chipotle yogurt sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from a can) diced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers

 

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, garlic, chipotle, and adobo sauce until combined. 

 

  • Sabrina

    what a wonderful way to make broccoli taste much better than it does in any recipe that I have featuring it, broccoli casserole? haven’t make that one in years for good reason, so this recipe is much appreciated, thank you!

  • Carrie

    These were great – my client and I both liked them a lot. She doesn’t eat spicy, so I made a simple fresh tomato salsa to go on top. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Susan

    These were mighty tasty and quite simple! I made it exactly as written, except I swapped garbanzo flour for the regular flour — worked great. Thank you!

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