The BEST Baked Broccoli Cakes

These vegetable patties are baked, not fried, to make them an even healthier choice.

Add about 3/4 lb. of broccoli to food processor and grate.  You can also chop finely with a knife if you don't have a food processor. (Or buy grated broccoli as a shortcut)

In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs and set aside. In a large bowl - mix flour, baking powder, breadcrumb, cheese, salt and pepper together.

Add shredded broccoli, garlic, parsley and scallions to flour mixture. Toss to coat evenly. Add eggs and use your clean hands or a sturdy rubber spatula to mix to combine well.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spray parchment with cooking spray. Using a scoop, portion out broccoli cake mixture. Drop into the center of a 3" ring mold to form broccoli cake. Press down evenly to flatten.

Continue until broccoli cake mixture is gone, then bake for 20 minutes, flipping broccoli cakes over and rotating tray, halfway through baking time.

To fry the broccoli cakes: add enough oil to cover the bottom of a heavy skillet (like a cast iron pan). Scoop mixture and carefully drop into hot oil. Use a spatula to slightly flatten broccoli cake. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.

Broccoli patties are perfect for tucking into lunch boxes or meal prepping for the week.  This recipe makes a dozen, but it can be easily doubled.

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