Broccoli Cheese Bites

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These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained

  • 4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 3 ½ cups dry bread crumbs

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with 1 cup boiling water. Return to a boil. Cook covered until firm but tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the broccoli. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken approximately 15 minutes.

  4. In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper.

  5. Form the broccoli cheese mixture into balls and roll in the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated.

  6. Deep fry the balls until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
28g Fat
30g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 421mg 32%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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