Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters

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I love anything fried, well air-fried, and this Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters amazing low-carb recipe for Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters is the perfect fried treat! So get ready for some crunch with these totally irresistible fritters!

What You Will Love About This Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters Recipe

  • Crunchy Flavorful Fun – The flavors and textures in these fritters are to die for! I love the cheesy veggie crunch, especially when paired with this amazingly creamy sauce!
  • Air-Fried Amazing – I love taking a greasy fried food and giving it a glow up and what better way than with the air fryer!?
  • Dippable Delight – Whether you’re five or fifty, everyone loves dippable food. What is more fun than playing with your food!?
  • Tasty Option – This recipe makes a great side or snack and since it’s totally vegetarian-friendly it’s a great recipe to have in your arsenal for when you cook for your vegetarian friends! 

EQUIPMENT

Air Fryer – If you have not yet invested in an air fryer this is your sign! This life-changing appliance used convection heat to mimic a deep fryer and deliver a nice crisp on the outside while keeping food tender on the inside. All of this with the added bonus of using no oil, making the air fryer a much healthier choice for anyone craving fried food.

Ingredients

Broccoli – Broccoli is the star of this Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters dish. Including broccoli in your diet is a great idea! This green veggie gives you a ton of fiber, iron, calcium, and more, but one of its best benefits is the high level of B6. Without this essential vitamin, our brains and nervous systems would not be able to grow and function. These fun florets have so many healthy benefits, but the best thing about broccoli is its flavor! It tastes earthy and leafy in equal measure making it a satisfying choice for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. 

Oat Fiber -Oat fiber helps bind these fritters together; plus, it brings healthy gluten-free fiber to these broccoli and cheese-filled fritters.  

Parmesan Cheese – Parmesan is great for fried recipes because it crisps up nicely adding even more yummy texture to this dish. 

Himalayan Salt – These rosy crystals are loaded with natural salty flavor and because it’s less processed than table salt it contains more nutrients. 

Italian Spices – Fresh, flavorful Italian spices are a great way to add a lot of flavor with one ingredient, but if you don’t have this blend don’t worry. You can toss together basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and thyme to make a quick substitute. 

Lemon Juice – This added touch of citrus brightens up the flavor of the fritter batter making for perfect balance. Don’t get rid of the lemon, though, because you can use the other half for the sauce. 

Egg – Egg is an amazing binder. It holds these fritters together and adds a little extra richness and protein to make the dish satisfying. 

Low-Fat Mayonnaise – This ingredient is the base of the delightful sauce for these fritters. It has just the right balance of richness to tanginess to bring out the best in the broccoli. Low-fat mayo has no carbs so this dip won’t wreck your diet!

Garlic – Fresh crushed garlic brings a tangy, savory, earthiness to the sauce that cannot be beaten. Use fresh or jarred garlic to add both flavor and antimicrobials to this yummy sauce!

Italian Spices – Even more Italian pizazz is just what this dish needs! 

Parmesan Cheese – Grated parmesan adds tangy aged flavor and a wonderful texture to the sauce with the added bonus of a little extra protein and calcium! 

Lemon Juice – Citrus is the secret to great flavor; it balances out sweet and salty notes to make food complex and delicious. Use the extra lemon from the fritters for this step.

Expert Notes

  • You can also mix thisAir Fryer Broccoli Fritters sauce in a jar or lidded container, that way if there is any extra you can just pop the lid on and store it in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • These fantastic Broccoli Fritters are delicious when served topped with sauce or with the sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy them as a vegetarian main dish or side with a great protein.
  • To store any extra of this recipe, move them to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat them quickly and easily in the air fryer or microwave.

Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack

Ingredients
  

Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters Recipe

    Ingredients:

      For the Fritters:

      • 3 cups cooked broccoli
      • 2 tbsp oat fiber
      • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
      • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
      • 1 tsp Italian spices
      • Juice of half a lemon
      • 1 egg

      For the Sauce:

      • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
      • 1 tbsp crushed fresh garlic
      • 1 tsp Italian spices
      • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
      • 1 tbsp lemon juice

      Instructions
       

      Directions:

      • In a small mixing bowl, smash the broccoli until it's like a puree. Add in the oat fiber, grated parmesan cheese, salt, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and one egg. Mix until well combined.
      • Use your hands to form the round-shaped fritters. This should make 6 medium-sized fritters. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with some olive oil or use a piece of parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to the bottom. Place in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 12 to 15 minutes at 325°F/160°C.
      • While the fritters are cooking, make the sauce. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
      • Let the fritters cool a bit before plating them.

      Enjoy and love your Pure Plate

        Notes

         
         
        Keyword Air Fryer, Broccoli, Fritters, Gluten-Free, Low Calorie, Low carb, Quick & Easy, Vegetable, Vegetarian

        Thank You 

        Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this Air Fryer Broccoli Fritters, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

        See you soon!

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