Recipe video above. It's hard to believe these fritters made with chicken mince are BAKED not FRIED! With almost an entire head of broccoli in them, these are juicy, cheesy and so irresistible. This makes 15 fritters about 6 cm / 2.25" wide, 1cm / 2/5" thick. Trying making burgers or meatballs!
Course: Appetiser, Main Course
Keyword: chicken mince recipe, Chicken patties
500 g / 1 lbchicken mince (ground chicken), or turkey or pork (Note 1)
1 1/2 - 2cupsshredded mozzarella(or other cheese of choice)
3/4tspsalt(reduce to 1/2 tsp if using a flavoured cheese)(Note 3)
Yoghurt Ranch Sauce (optional):
1/8tspEACH dried dill, parsley and chives
½garlic clove, minced
1 - 2tspextra virgin olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice,optional
Preheat oven to 200C/390F. Line a baking tray with baking paper (or spray with oil).
Place Fritter ingredients in a bowl, mix to combine.
Measure out about ¼ cup of mixture and pat into fritter shapes about 6 cm / 2.25" wide, 1cm / 2/5" thick (they shrink a bit and become thicker).
Place on tray. Spray the top (generously) with oil.
Bake for 15 minutes, flip, spray with oil again then bake for a further 8 - 10 minutes until golden on top. Serve immediately with Sauce.
Sauce: Mix ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside for 20+ minutes.
1. Chicken mince (ground chicken) sold at supermarkets can be very wet. Always look for packets that doesn't have water in them (also indicates that it's not very fresh).2. Broccoli - You will need about 1 medium head of broccoli, florets only. Cook using your preferred method until soft - I boil or steam. Then chop finely - see recipe video. You can use the thick stem if you want - peel the outside before cooking, once cooked, chop it very finely.3. Mozzarella cheese doesn't have much salt in it. It stretches beautifully and that's what I used in the photos and video. You can use any cheese you want. BUT if you use a flavoured cheese like cheddar, colby, tasty etc, reduce the salt slightly.4. MORE VEGGIES: This recipe can take about 1.5 cups of extra veggies. Suggestions: grated carrot or onion, grated zucchini with excess water squeezed out, corn, peas, finely sliced veggies like cabbage and spinach, finely chopped cooked green beans or asparagus.5. Nutrition per serving assuming 4 servings, excludes sauce. Recipe makes about 15 fritters.