Air Fryer, Air Fried, Breaded Broccoli, today I used my mom’s recipe, she has been frying these for years, ever since I was a small child. My kids love these, as you can tell, by the time I got around to taking the picture, they were almost gone. Not, bad for feeding two teenage boys their vegetables!
So I’m still having the greatest time using my new Air Fryer — between my air fryer and my Instant Pot, I no longer use the stove. LOL.
I am wondering how long it becomes an obsolete cooking appliance. I am also using it to see what and how I can cook stuff.
This is one of my favorite dishes that I have made this week because it was so easy, and the flavor of the broccoli was completely enhanced, and there is nothing to the recipe.
This is one of my kid’s favorite vegetables since they were toddlers. And, wherever we went, they would order them. So, now that I am armed with my new air fryer, I thought I would take this for a test. And, see how good I could get them.
Broccoli has gained popularity in the past few years, now if you head to any produce market, you can find broccoli in a variety of ways, including broccoli rice for, the possibilities are endless. I have not made that as yet, but it is on my growing list of recipes, I want to try in the air fryer.
Let’s talk about broccoli since many of us know very little about it.
- Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning that it is in the same family as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, broccoli rabe, bok choy, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts
- The cruciferous family of vegetables has been more popular in recent years because scientists found that they hold cancer-fighting properties.
- Broccoli has a lot of fiber, over 9 grams of fiber, but at the same time very low in calories.
Here are some hints on how to purchase broccoli:
- Should be dense, the heavier the better.
- Leaves on fresh broccoli are dark and green
- Florets should be tight
- No dark spots on the broccoli this shows that it is old, and should be avoided.
- The broccoli’s stem should be white with no dark patches
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These are a class broccoli dish, I had when I was a small child. My mother used to prepare them, and while they were cooking, I would sneak a few! Great way to make your child eat their vegetables!
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoons lemon
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- olive oil
In one bowl, mix the eggs and lemon, mix well, until they are frothy.
Then in another bowl mix together the bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
Then dip the broccoli into the egg mixture, shaking off the excess.
Then dip it into the bread crumb mixture, shaking off the excess.
As you coat them, place in a greased air fryer basket or air fryer tray (both coated with olive oil spray, so they won't stick)
GENEROUSLY spray the bread crumb mixture with olive oil, this way it will crisp up.
Then set the temperature to 340 degrees F, for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes flip or shake and spray more olive oil on the other side,
Plate, serve and enjoy!