Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Broccoli Fritters

1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
Sour Cream or Salsa, optional

1.Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Coarsely chop broccoli and set aside.
2.In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, cheese, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in broccoli.

3.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 2 heaping tablespoonfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Cook in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve with salsa or sour cream  if desired.

 Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 2 fritters (calculated without salsa or sour cream) equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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