Lisa's Cheesy Fritters

These cheesy fritters are a firm family favourite and ideal to store in the fridge and eat on the go for a healthy snack or meal.

Makes 6-8 fritters

Ingredients (for the cheesy fritters):

  • 3 cups broccoli florets and stems, lightly steamed, roughly chopped into 2cm (about 1 medium head of broccoli)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut or olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Pop broccoli into blender and blitz until chunky (not too fine).
  2. Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and set aside as your dip.
  3. Place egg in a bowl and use a fork to lightly beat the egg. Add this and the remaining ingredients except for the oil into the food processor and blitz until combined to your desired consistency.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Scoop a tablespoon of batter and drop into the pan, at about 1cm thickness.
  6. Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Serve with the yoghurt sauce and extra lemon wedges, if desired.