Cheese

Anytime Broccoli & Cheddar Fritters

Author Notes

Whenever I make mashed potatoes I always have leftovers. Now, I love mashed potatoes but sometimes you need to shake it up a little.

This recipe is a great way to repurpose them and honestly great enough, that it's worth making mashed potatoes just to have this cooking the next day.

@ostreetkitchen - Becca Jacobs

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Makes 8 fritters
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • neutral oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated chedder cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup flour in a shallow bowl
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Finely chop broccoli, garlic, & onion.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the neutral oil in a skillet on medium-high, add broccoli, garlic, & onion to the pan.
  3. Wait 3-4 minutes until you start to hear a good sizzle, add 2 tablespoons of water and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until broccoli is fork tender. Let it cool.
  4. Combine 3 cups cold mashed potatoes, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, broccoli/garlic/onion mixture, salt, & pepper.
  5. Place a wire rack over a parchment or paper towel lined baking sheet. Leave this near where you plan on frying your fritters.
  6. Pull off a small (nickel sized) test piece of the broccoli-potato mixture in the pan. (you are checking to see if it is hot enough, you want to hear an immediate sizzle)
  7. Fry patties 3 - 4 at a time, depending on how big your pan is! It's going to take about 3 minutes per side, flip when the edges are browned.
  8. Transfer your golden delicious fritters to the wire rack and salt while hot! Repeat the frying process until all of them are done.
  9. Optional Topping Suggestions - Poached Eggs - Pulled Chicken - Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt

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