Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe

In this scrumptious recipe, a mixture of broccoli chunks, cheese, and whole grain flour, is lightly fried to make delicious fritters that the whole family will love. Serve Broccoli Pecorino Fritters alongside a salad for a complete vegetarian summer meal. Try these for lunch today! 


servings: 8 fritters

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 10 minutes

total time: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup oat flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese (or parmesan)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt & pepper
  • oil for frying


Step 1: Boil or steam broccoli florets for about 5 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain broccoli and allow to cool completely.

Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe - Step 1

Step 2: Chop cooled broccoli into ½ inch chunks.

Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe - Step 2

Step 3: Finely chop, or crush garlic clove.

Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe - Step 3

Step 4: In a large bowl, mix together chopped broccoli, crushed garlic cloves, oat flour, egg, pecorino cheese, red pepper flakes, and salt + pepper. Form into 3 inch wide patties.

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Step 5: In a large, non-stick skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add patties to skillet (in two bathes). Cook on one side for about 3 – 4 minutes (or until golden and crispy). Flip fritters, and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes.

Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe - Step 5

Step 6: Before serving fritters, drain on a paper towel. Serve warm.

Broccoli Pecorino Fritters Recipe - Step 6

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