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

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

441 calories; 28.1 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 568 mg sodium. 30 g carbohydrates; 17.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
Good recipe but missing a step or 2. You guys need to make sure you freeze the bites for at least an hour before deep frying or else they will melt I also eggwashed/breadcrumbed them after freezing since they didnt seem coated well enough. otherwise was fantastic with bacon bits added! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2004
I hated this recipe. It sounds easy and good but when I tried the recipe this evening it was a major disaster!! They were more like broccoli blobs. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
Good recipe but missing a step or 2. You guys need to make sure you freeze the bites for at least an hour before deep frying or else they will melt I also eggwashed/breadcrumbed them after freezing since they didnt seem coated well enough. otherwise was fantastic with bacon bits added! Read More
(21)
Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2004
I hated this recipe. It sounds easy and good but when I tried the recipe this evening it was a major disaster!! They were more like broccoli blobs. Read More
(104)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe must be missing a step or ingredient or several. It was the biggest mess. I wish that I would have read the review before wasting my money and time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
Good recipe but missing a step or 2. You guys need to make sure you freeze the bites for at least an hour before deep frying or else they will melt I also eggwashed/breadcrumbed them after freezing since they didnt seem coated well enough. otherwise was fantastic with bacon bits added! Read More
(21)
Rating: 1 stars
07/03/2006
I hate to say it but this recipe was awful. Once I put these in the hot oil they fell apart. The bread crumbs became separated from the broccoli balls and turned into clumps of fried crumbs. Everything else just turned into an oily mass of cheese. There is nothing holding these things together. Don't waste your time. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I would like to customize this recipe but am unable to because I'm not a member. I thought I'd add some suggestions as it seems some tips/alterations would make this recipe a success. If keeping the ingredients the same it is very important you let the broccoli/cheese mixture 'set' for atleast 15 minutes. I do not however suggest using breadcrumbs as I think a wet batter or wonton wrapper would work MUCH better. You will find it will no longer fall apart when frying them. I hope everyone reads this review before attempting it as is and being very disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2007
I have no idea why I didn't read the reviews before trying this. They made a mess and no one wanted to ever eat broccoli again at my house. Maybe this recipe was missing a step or needed different ingredients because it had so many things wrong with it I'm not sure where to start! Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2007
Despite all of the bad reviews about this recipe I tried it anyways. I used Velveta cheese with bacon bits mixed in instead of plain cheddar thinking that would melt and form better. I dipped the floret's in the cheese one-by-one and put them on waxed paper to cool a bit and congeal before rolling them in the bread crumbs. They looked great before they went into the oil. They eneded up being a disaster! The cheese all but burned they all ended up clumped together even though I only had them in the fryer a mere 3 minutes the bread crumb/cheese mixture ended up being the color of oreos. Huge waste of time and money next time I'll just buy the convenient pre-made ones in the freezer. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2006
This recipe wasn't awful but it wasn't great. I made it twice once following the recipe exactly and the second time I substituted fresh broccoli in place of the frozen broccoli. The second time around it was crispy and tasty. The frozen broccoli lacks flavor and leaves you with soft blobs of battered broccoli. The fresh broccoli works much much better. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
10/19/2005
this recipe was terrible. i would never try this recipe again. i wish i would have read the reviews before i tried it Read More
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