121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8

Delicious bits of broccoli are drenched in a cheese mixture and fried. When our local restaurant stopped serving their Broccoli Bites, we were devastated. So I tried to duplicate them at home one night. It was funny to note that soon after, they started carrying them again here.

Kristen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • To make the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the mustard and honey. Set aside.

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  • Chop florets into small pieces or pulse lightly in food processor. Toss in a mixing bowl with shredded cheese. Set aside.

  • Beat egg and stir in the milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and combine them with the egg and milk mixture, beating well. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon oil as well. Pour mixture over broccoli and cheese and toss to coat well.

  • In a large skillet or saucepan heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Drop broccoli mixture by spoonfuls into 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oil and fry until golden brown. Serve with honey mustard sauce.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; 5.1 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 12.6 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
Having read the previous comments about the watery batter I doubled the flour to 1 C and baking powder to 1 t and the salt to 1 t. I also omit the teaspoon of oil. They turned out perfectly - light and crispy. The kids loved them dipped in Ranch dressing. Thanks for all the helpful comments and an original recipe with so much potential!
(64)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Super greasy.. made my stomach feel ick!
(4)
121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
Having read the previous comments about the watery batter I doubled the flour to 1 C and baking powder to 1 t and the salt to 1 t. I also omit the teaspoon of oil. They turned out perfectly - light and crispy. The kids loved them dipped in Ranch dressing. Thanks for all the helpful comments and an original recipe with so much potential!
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I am not normally a broccoli person but this recipe turned me. I tried this as a recipe for my husband who loves broccoli and cheese in return i found and easy and quick recipe that every one loves. One thing to keep in mind is that this recipe uses a lot of oil so make sure you have adaquete room to drain. I used a cooking cooling rack. Places napkins on the rack and below and served on a plate with multi colored napkins to brighten up a bit green and yellow do the trick:) Michelle
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was a very good recipe for the experienced cook. You do have to work with the batter to get it just right. Cutting back on the liquid adding more cheese. But once you have it it is great. It is worth the effort for a different appetizer. Don't cook too long and have you oil hot hot hot. Best if eaten immediately. Leftovers tend to be greasy.
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Overall this is a good recipe. However I thought the batter was too runny. I thickened it with more flour. I dipped the broccoli in the batter and also dredged the broccoli in a dry corn muffin mix to give it some texture and flavor and it turned out great.
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was tasty. I did add less milk and increased the cheese and flour a little. That helped keep it together. Nice recipe for a change of pace or a party.
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This has been a favorite for us anything that can get my 2 year old to eat broccoli! It took a couple of trys to get the batter right but it was worth it.
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
My guests gobbled them up quickly. They were very tasty and I was asked for the receipe! When you cook them I would suggest dropping from a teaspoon; otherwise they are too big and resemble a potato pancake.
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These were pretty good. My batter didn't seem to want to stick to the broccoli. I added extra flour which seemed to help. Besides that everyone loved them.
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
These were pretty good but the coating kept falling off and they were a bit too oily.
(10)