Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Broccoli Fritters

We finally got snow!! It is about time, even if its only a dusting it is something. And there is something about looking at Pikes Peak and finally seeing snow, along with driving and seeing snow around. Just feels more like Winter and Christmas. My annual Cookie exchange is this Wednesday also and I have a feeling this week might be a bad eating week. I just love cookies and when my friends make super great non-paleo cookies, I eat them up! Thursday might be a lazy sit on the coach day after ingesting a million cookies...I have no will power! I will be giving away a lot of cookies after Wednesday, come find me!

I feel like Christmas can be a stressful time. I need to find gifts and buy them and I just procrastinate on actually buying anything for my family. Knowing me, I'll wait until I actually get to Arizona and then just shop with the crazies the weekend before Christmas. Throwing elbows, fighting for parking spots, and swearing that I am NEVER going to wait this long to buy gifts again. I know there is always online shopping too, and I'll do a little bit of that, but for those that don't know me I get super distracted. So one minute I'll be shopping for gifts and the next I'm surfing Facebook, looking at the CrossFit journal, watching videos, and yea you get the point. My attention span on the computer is lacking. So I'm thinking I might head to Starbucks, get a naughty drink, and do some online shopping to try and keep my attention on that. Knowing me, I'll probably just end up people watching..argh, will anyone do my Xmas shopping for me??? Oh and I need to you pick out the gifts too. k thanks.

So this recipes is not Christmasy, nor very exciting. Though it is ingenious, so of course it comes from my favorite place PaleOMG. I love broccoli and here is recipe that used the stems of the broccoli into a tasty little cake. I wasn't sure how this was going to taste, but went with it and was pleasantly surprised. Super yummy and great with burgers, chicken, and as a side. They were good as leftovers also and could be used as a side at Christmas if you really wanted to!

RECIPE: Paleo Broccoli Fritters


  • 6-7 broccoli stems, shredded (about 1.5-2 cups)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1¾ cup almond meal
  • ½ sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • lots of salt and pepper
  1. Send your broccoli stems through a shredder. If you have a food processor with the shredding attachment use that. I just had one of those little shredding tools and used that. Just a little more work. 
  2. Add your shredded broccoli to a large bowl along with all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of fat in it. Use a large spoon and your hands to ball up a fritter and add to a skillet. It doesn’t need to be flat, you’ll flatten it out after you flip it.
  4. Cook the fritter for about 3-4 minutes, then use a spatula to flip, then flatten out with the spatula. Cook for another 4 minutes or so.
  5. Once the fritters are crisp on both sides, eat them. You can top with a burger, eat plain, or get creative! 

Super easy, but SOO good. I make these all the time now. 

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