Broccoli Stalk Fritters

To celebrate Love Food Hate Waste's Compleating campaign, try this delicious recipe for broccoli stalk fritters.

'Compleating' is eating to reduce food waste and to get the maximum goodness out of your veges. Whip up a batch of these broccoli stalk fritters paired with lemon yoghurt sauce to feed the whole family.


  • 1/2 head of broccoli - stalk and florets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil (to cook)


  1. Chop broccoli into small chunks. Use all the the broccoli, both florets and stalk.
  2. Blitz the broccoli in a food processor or blender until it's a fine consistency.
  3. In a bowl mix the broccoli in with the eggs, flour, lemon zest, cheese and salt and pepper.
  4. Heat olive oil in a small frying pan on medium - high heat.
  5. Mold spoonfuls of mixture into fritters and fry until golden on either side.
  6. Mix the yoghurt and lemon juice together and serve as a dipping sauce with the fritters.


  • If you don’t have a food processor you can use grated broccoli stalks or finely chopped cooked broccoli.
  • This recipe is easy to double if you have many people to feed.

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Broccoli Stalk Fritters Comments

  • Hi - what a great idea for using surplus broccoli, especially the stalks. We forget that just boiling our greens is the only way to eat them. I hope many cooks try this idea. Thanks for this recipe. Jim

    Jim Pratt

  • Loking forward totrying the Broccoli Stalk Fritters, they sound yummy.

    Lynne Killick

  • What a great idea! I've been using stalks in stirfries for years, but this is a wonderful new option to try. Thanks for sharing!


  • Hi Tui, I just read the broccoli stalk fritters recipe, looks easy and sounds delicious. Thank you.

    Trish Painer

  • The fritter recipe is lovely, they make a lovely breakfast/ lunch


    • They sound delicious, I will have to substitute the yoghurt for something else as I am diary intolerant, but I am certainly going to give them a go. ,


  • Broccoli stalks have always been my fav part to eat! Thanks for the nice easy recipe :)

    Heidi Blennerhassett