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Broccoli and pea fritters with bacon and eggs recipe

Broccoli and pea fritters with bacon and eggs recipe

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Start your day off right with these veg-packed broccoli and pea fritters. Served piping-hot and topped with bacon and sunny side up eggs, this is a real breakfast of champions. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 378 calories / serving
  • Freezable

Ingredients

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 350g pack broccoli, broken into small florets, stem finely chopped
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 5 eggs
  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g grated mature Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
If you don't have broccoli, try using cauliflower

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1585kj
    378kcal
    19%
  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    8g 39%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.3g Protein 24.2g Fibre 6.9g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Bake the bacon on a foil-lined baking tray for 12-15 mins, turning halfway, until crisp. Reduce the oven to gas 1, 120°C, fan 100°C, leaving the bacon in to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the broccoli for 4 mins; remove with a slotted spoon. Put 300g in a mixing bowl and set the rest aside. Add the peas to the water and simmer for 3 mins; drain. Add 50g to the bowl with the broccoli and set the rest aside with the reserved broccoli, covering to keep warm.
  3. Roughly blitz the broccoli and peas in the bowl using a stick blender (or in a food processor). Mix in 1 egg, the flour, cheese and garlic; season.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Divide the fritter mix into 8. Fry in batches, flattening into 1cm-thick discs in the pan, for 5-6 mins each side until golden. Transfer to a baking tray and put in the oven to keep warm.
  5. Meanwhile, poach 2 eggs in a pan of simmering water for 3 mins or until cooked to your liking. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  6. Serve 2 fritters each, topped with bacon and an egg, and the reserved broccoli and peas alongside.

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Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze the fritters only. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.



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