"These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them." — REBECCA B.
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vegetable oil for frying
1 (16 ounce) package
chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 1/2 cups
dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Good recipe but missing a step or 2. You guys need to make sure you freeze the bites for at least an hour before deep frying or else they will melt, I also eggwashed/breadcrumbed them after freezing since they didnt seem coated well enough. otherwise was fantastic with bacon bits added!
I hated this recipe. It sounds easy and good but when I tried the recipe this evening, it was a major disaster!! They were more like broccoli blobs.
This recipe must be missing a step or ingredient or several. It was the biggest mess. I wish that I would have read the review before wasting my money and time.
I hate to say it, but this recipe was awful.
Once I put these in the hot oil, they fell apart. The bread crumbs became separated from the broccoli balls, and turned into clumps of fried crumbs. Everything else just turned into an oily mass of cheese. There is nothing holding these things together. Don't waste your time.
I would like to customize this recipe but am unable to because I'm not a member. I thought I'd add some suggestions as it seems some tips/alterations would make this recipe a success. If keeping the ingredients the same it is very important you let the broccoli/cheese mixture 'set' for atleast 15 minutes. I do not however suggest using breadcrumbs as I think a wet batter or wonton wrapper would work MUCH better. You will find it will no longer fall apart when frying them. I hope everyone reads this review before attempting it as is and being very disappointed!
I have no idea why I didn't read the reviews before trying this. They made a mess, and no one wanted to ever eat broccoli again at my house. Maybe this recipe was missing a step or needed different ingredients because it had so many things wrong with it, I'm not sure where to start!
Despite all of the bad reviews about this recipe, I tried it anyways.
I used Velveta cheese with bacon bits mixed in instead of plain cheddar thinking that would melt and form better. I dipped the floret's in the cheese one-by-one, and put them on waxed paper to cool a bit and congeal before rolling them in the bread crumbs.
They looked great before they went into the oil. They eneded up being a disaster! The cheese all but burned, they all ended up clumped together, even though I only had them in the fryer a mere 3 minutes, the bread crumb/cheese mixture ended up being the color of oreos. Huge waste of time and money, next time I'll just buy the convenient pre-made ones in the freezer.
Good taste but sure messed up my deep fryer, what a mess. Clean-up twice the work as preperation.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Broccoli Cheese Bites
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 253
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