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Broccoli fritters with ham, egg and broccoli chilli slaw recipe

Broccoli fritters with ham, egg and broccoli chilli slaw recipe

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Cut down on food waste and make a fantastic summer dish, using fresh broccoli florets for a smashing slaw and the stalk for fluffy fritters. Serve with a poached egg and slices of cooked ham for a super satisfying meal that's ready to serve in just 25 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 418 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 9 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head of broccoli (about 350g), florets trimmed and finely chopped, stalk diced into 8mm cubes
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 80g crème fraîche
  • 80ml whole milk
  • 10g fresh basil, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 20g Parmesan, finely grated
  • 40g cashews, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • 4 slices cooked ham

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 39%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.3g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.5g Protein 19.8g Fibre 3.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas ½, 130°C, fan 110°C. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Flash-fry the broccoli stalk for 1 min, then transfer to a bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, crème fraîche, milk and basil and mix well.
  2. Heat ½ tbsp oil in the frying pan over a medium heat. Spoon in a quarter of the fritter mixture and cook for 2-3 mins until bubbles start appearing, then flip and cook for another 1-2 mins until golden brown. Place on a baking tray in the oven to keep warm while you make the rest of the fritters, using ½ tbsp oil each time.
  3. For the slaw, mix the broccoli florets with the Parmesan, cashews, garlic and chilli. Season and slowly mix in 6 tbsp oil.
  4. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with the vinegar and a little salt. Turn down to a simmer, then carefully crack in 2 eggs and poach for 3 mins. Carefully remove from the water with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper while you poach the other 2.
  5. Divide the fritters between 4 warm plates. Top with a slice of ham, a poached egg and 2 tbsp slaw. Store any leftover slaw in the fridge and stir through pasta, or add to salads and sandwiches.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze 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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