Broccoli Cheese Patties

Broccoli Cheese Patties

Laura and I have been thinking a lot lately about the school year and the particular challenges it presents to parents. Because, let’s be honest, it’s not just our kids who have to tackle school, it’s the whole family. There are so many moving parts: the school run, or in our case, the school bus, getting kids, lunches, homework, gym shoes and that freaking science project, all to school along with the child, the after school period of classes, team practices, home work supervision and, yep, dinner and lunch making so you can do it all again tomorrow. Frankly, it’s bonkers. And even though we all signed up for bonkers we can still use some help, right?

This recipe is some help. I think this may be my new quiche. Long time readers of SPC know that I had a good, long run with making quiche for my kids’ lunches but their affections are waning. Never mind, now we’ve got broccoli cheese patties to take their place. These are a great vitamin, carb, protein combo that you make ahead, freeze and pull out as you need them. One or two patties, along with some fruits and veggies and you’ve got a really great school lunch.

Oh, and here’s that video we made about lunches again! More coming soon, I promise.

Broccoli Cheese Patties

Ingredients

  • (makes 6)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until they begin to soften.

Add the broccoli and give everything a stir.

Allow the broccoli to just begin to soften, about 3 minutes

Remove from the heat.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.

Now add the panko, cheddar and Parm and give it a good mix.

Add the broccoli mixture and combine thoroughly.

Now use your hands to form patties.

Don't worry about making them perfectly round - but do try to make even in width.

Place the patties on the lined baking sheet and pop into the hot oven.

After 15 minutes, use a spatula to flip the patties.

Bake for another 10 minutes and they're done.

Allow the patties to cool and then store in an airtight container.

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photo by Maya Visnyei

Broccoli Cheese Patties

Ingredients

  • (makes 6)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until they begin to soften.

Add the broccoli and give everything a stir.

Allow the broccoli to just begin to soften, about 3 minutes

Remove from the heat.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.

Now add the panko, cheddar and Parm and give it a good mix.

Add the broccoli mixture and combine thoroughly.

Now use your hands to form patties.

Don't worry about making them perfectly round - but do try to make even in width.

Place the patties on the lined baking sheet and pop into the hot oven.

After 15 minutes, use a spatula to flip the patties.

Bake for another 10 minutes and they're done.

Allow the patties to cool and then store in an airtight container.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Julie
    October 22, 15:24 Reply

    Do you think these would turn out if used on a baking sheet that’s sprayed versus lined with parchment paper?

    I tried using parchment paper and many of the patties got stuck and I couldn’t flip them without tearing them up ;-(

    Thank you.

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