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Broccoli Pancakes

After making Broccoli with Tofu, Garlic and Ginger over the weekend, I had two large broccoli stems/stalks left. Usually, they'd sit in my fridge for a week, wilt, and then be thrown in the garbage. But not this time! Instead of throwing them out, I decided to make Broccoli Pancakes.

The idea for broccoli pancakes might sound a bit strange, but think about've heard of zucchini pancakes, right? They are the same as potato latkes, but using zucchini instead of potatoes. This is the same idea, but with broccoli stems.

2 broccoli stems/stalks
1/2 onion
2 eggs
2/3 cups panco crumbs (if you don't have panco crumbs, use bread crumbs)
salt & pepper
sour cream

1) In a food processor (or using a hand grater) grate broccoli stems and onion.
2) In a bowl whisk together two eggs, then add panco crumbs and broccoli/onion mixture.
3) Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
4) Heat a pan, add oil, then form pancakes and cook them for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Fish spatula is a great tool for flipping these.
5) Serve with sour cream.

I'm so glad I did not waste these broccoli stems! The pancakes turned out delicious (the more oil you use, the better!) and I'm having leftovers for lunch.


Unknown said...

Wow, great "recycling" - this calls for smoked salmon

sj said...

great idea that looks so tasty! I tweeted this on twitter for you too :)

The Purple Carrot said...

Awesome idea ... I love the sounds of these! I waste brocollie stems a lot, too, so this would be a great use of them.

recipes2share said...

funny, I'm thinking of a similar idea but with cauliflower - looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

My mom made broccoli pancakes for Hannah one time. I didn't get to try but she thought they were excellent. Yours look really yummy!

Simones Kitchen said...

I wouldn't have thought of making broccoli pancakes but it does look delicious. I am also always stuck with leftover stuff, so this is a great recipe to try when I got some leftovers!

Hugging the Coast said...

These are guaranteed to be tasty!

The dollop of sour cream on top is the perfect touch!

Chef Fresco said...

How creative! Looks good!

Unknown said...

This is a new one! It sounds interesting. :) It seems like every time I visit, you have a new follower. :)

Sara said...

I love zucchini pancakes but only make them in the fall. I have better access to broccoli so this seems like a handy recipe.

Anonymous said...

yum! I've heard of spinach pancakes, but never broccoli. what a creative idea! broccoli is my fav veg, and this will be a great different way to enjoy it!

Julie said...

What a great idea! I don't think I've ever seen this idea before and I don't know why -- it seems like such a perfect way to use broccoli stems.

The Duo Dishes said...

Ooooh, broccoli! Great idea. So good.

BlueToYou said...

interesting! have you ever considered asparagus with these? might be good. also, maybe a special sauce to use with the sour cream like chipotle?

Justin said...

these look good, like latkes but maybe better

Anonymous said...

Oh..what a great idea for broccoli! Thanks!!