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Tuesday 9 April 2019

Broccoli & Parmesan Fritters : Low Carb

When it comes to high-nutrient vegetables, broccoli just has to be a favourite option. It is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and fits so well into my LCHF lifestyle. These fritters are the easiest way to incorporate broccoli into your diet and can be served as a quick dinner, side dish or even breakfast. Just add a dollop of Greek yoghurt, a squeeze of fresh lemon and some extra parmesan sprinkled on top... quite delicious!

(makes eight fritters)
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
2 free-range eggs
3/4 cup almond meal
1 tsp lemon rind
1/3 cup parmesan, shaved
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
Greek yogurt, to serve
Lemon wedges, to serve

1. Steam or boil the broccoli florets until they’re slightly tender but not too soft. Drain the broccoli and set it aside to cool slightly.
2. In a food processor, add the cooked broccoli, eggs, almond meal, lemon rind, parmesan, garlic clove and salt. Pulse until the mixture comes together. Add a little more almond meal if it seems too wet.
3. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add a heaped tablespoon of the fritter mixture to the pan and shape into a fritter. Repeat until you have 4 fritters cooking at once.
4. Turn down the heat – remember, cook the fritters slowly! Cook the fritters on one side until they’re golden (7-10 mins) then flip carefully and fry for a further 5 mins until cooked through. Repeat with remaining fritters.

5. Serve the fritters with a dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh lemon wedges.

From an original idea here 
Need help with weight/measurement conversion please see here

You may wonder, what’s the Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal?

Almond flour and almond meal are popular gluten-free ingredients used in everything from cakes and cookies to meat and vegetables. They’re quite similar, and sometimes even labelled as meal and flour. Do you know the slight difference that sets them apart, and when to use one over the other?

The Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal 
Both are made from ground almonds, though almond flour and almond meal have two subtle differences that set them apart. Almond flour is typically made from blanched almonds which have had the skins removed, and is ground more finely than almond meal, which typically still contains the skins and has a more coarse grind. 

More About Almond Flour 
Almond flour isn’t a type of milled flour, rather it is simply finely ground almonds. It’s typically made with blanched almonds and lacks the dark flecks of skin, though this isn’t always the case. It’s the main ingredient in French macarons, and commonly used for airy cakes, as well as cookies and quick breads. Almond flour is readily available in most grocery stores, typically stocked in the baking or gluten-free sections, and might also be labelled as almond meal, ground almonds, or almond powder. It can also be easily made at home. 

More About Almond Meal 
Like almond flour, almond meal is made from ground almonds, though typically has a more coarse texture and contains the skins. It’s commonly used for baked goods like cookies and quick breads, and because of the coarse texture it can be used as a substitute for breadcrumbs for coating meat and topping vegetables and casseroles. Almond meal is readily available in most grocery stores, typically stocked in the baking or gluten-free sections, and can easily be made at home. 

Using Almond Flour and Almond Meal Interchangeably 
Since almond meal and almond flour have different textures, depending on your baking project or task, what you use can make a difference in how your food turns out. For example, if you’re making delicate macarons or a light, airy cake, you’ll want to reach for more fine almond flour so baked goods the light texture you’re looking for. If your recipe is more forgiving, like quick bread or breaded meat, it likely won’t matter much and you can use either one. 

Information above taken from here 

Have you tried making Courgette / Zucchini Fritters?
please see more details here 

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

I have never made fritters but these sound really good, I do save my ground almonds when I make almond milk though, I dry them and use them that way in baking and breading, I will try the broccoli fritters they sound lovely,

Elephant's Child said...

I bought a big bag of almond meal recently and these look like winners.

NatureFootstep said...

I think I change broccoli to nettles :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love broccoli and I love I should try this recipe! Thanks! Looks SO good!

Bill said...

Looks great and I love broccoli.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sounds great! We eat a lot of broccoli at our house. Thanks for the recipe, Jan.

Tom said... this is something to try!

Rose said...

These sound good!

Martha said...

These are so good. The older I get, the more I appreciate broccoli.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I would enjoy these!

diane b said...

They sound delicious. Must try one day, especially for my vegetarian daughter.

Christine said...

These sound delicious. Thanks for the explanation of the difference between almond meal and flour, never knew.

JFM said...

Looking delicious Jan!!!

Lady Fi said...

These sound and look delicious!

Iris Flavia said...

This sounds very yummy!!! And I think I can do this :-)

Valerie-Jael said...

These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing, Valerie

Crafty Green Poet said...

those look delicious

Bob Bushell said...

Now, that sounds really yummy, lovely.

Margaret D said...

They look nice.

betty-NZ said...

Wow, those sound good!

Natalia said...

Oh wow, they look yummy, I should definitely try this recipe☺

Little Wandering Wren said...

Yummy yes please!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser deliciosos.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

italiafinlandia said...

I really like broccoli!!

carol l mckenna said...

The fritters sound and look soooo delicious!

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
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This N That said...

They sound great..look good too... said...

Thanks for the info on the almond meal/flour, I did wonder if there was any difference.

Snowbird said...

I love broccoli, it's so


Engo en casa brócolis listas para cocinar.

Agradezco la buena receta.


Teresa said...

Una muy buena receta. Un beso.

Angie said...

Jan - this looks great. Tonight we tried the Mustard version of the Cauliflower Mash, and it was fabulous. I think your recipes are going to become a go-to for us! Thanks for faithfully visiting and commenting on my blog!

Sami said...

This looks great, I've made zucchini fritters, but never with broccoli.

Debbie said...

all ingredients i love, this sounds delicious!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Look so good! Thank you Jan!