Crispy Vegan Broccoli Stalk Croquettes

“This tasty vegan recipe is the ultimate no waste recipe as it uses the WHOLE broccoli stalk. The stalk of the broccoli is so often chucked away but is actually very tasty and packed full of nutrients. No broccoli? You can replace spinach or any other greens; just make sure you squeeze out all excess water. These croquettes also freeze really well.”

-  by guest Oddbox chef Storm @whatstormeats

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

250 g Broccoli stalks (and any extra florets you have!)

3 large Potatoes (baked and mashed)

2 Spring onions (chopped)

a pinch of chilli flakes

50 g Vegan cheese

125 g Plain flour

100 ml Plant based milk

75 g Breadcrumbs

Vegetable oil (for frying)

Garlic and herb mayonnaise:

1 Garlic clove (crushed)

sprig Parsley (roughly chopped)

50 g Vegan mayonnaise

Recipe:

  1. Prepare your potatoes by baking in the oven, or boiling. Baking means the potato will be drier so easier for shaping but takes a little longer. Make sure you keep those skins for crisps or snacking on!
  2. Cut the broccoli stalks into pieces and pop into a pot of boiling water for a couple of minutes until tender. Remove from the water and roughly chop into small pieces
  3. Mix the mashed potatoes, broccoli, chopped spring onions, 50g of the flour and the cheese. Mix, and season generously with salt, pepper and a pinch of chilli flakes.
  4. Prepare three separate bowls; one with flour, one with the plant-based milk and the final one with the breadcrumbs. Form the croquettes with your hands and coat them with flour, followed by the milk, and then the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a small pan until it reaches approximately 180 degrees. You can also bake these but they won’t be as crunchy. Fry in batches until golden brown, drain on a paper towel.
  6. Mix your vegan mayo with a clove of crushed garlic and some finely chopped herbs (parsley and chives work great). Serve along side your crispy broccoli croquettes.
golden brown crispy broccoli stalk croquets