Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]


Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]

Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]

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Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 230 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons [60 mL] water
  • 8 ounces [227 g] broccoli flowerets
  • 4 ounces [113 g] bacon, really finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dry breadcrumbs, to taste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons [10 g] grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 oil for deep-frying


  • 3 tsbp All-purpose flour
  • 3 ounces [85 g] bran flakes, crumbled


  • Pour water into a microwave-safe dish; add broccoli flowerets.
  • Microwave, covered for 7 to 8 minutes on 'MAXIMUM', stirring at half-time.
  • Drain and pat dry broccoli flowerets using paper toweling, then chop broccoli flowerets.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped bacon onto a plate, already lined with 2 paper towels.
  • Cover with paper toweling and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on 'MAXIMUM'; set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Into a clean bowl, mix together coating ingredients [flour and bran flake crumbs]; set aside.
  • Into another bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and egg yolk; mix in grated Parmesan cheese, Cayenne pepper, chopped broccoli flowerets, bacon crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Evenly spread mixture onto a large plate; thightly cover and refrigerate mixture for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Divide mixture into 16 equal parts; shape into small balls. Dip balls into beaten egg, then roll balls into breadcrumbs mixture until well coated.
  • Arrange balls onto waxed paper; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Into a deep-fryer, preheat some oil to 350°F [180°C].
  • Transfer broccoli balls into deep-fryer's wire basket and slowly lower filled basket into hot oil. Deep-fry broccoli balls for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  • Drain onto paper toweling, and serve.
  • Comments: Waiting time: 5 minutes
  • Deep-frying time: 3 to 3 1/2 minutes
  • Serve hot, along with colorful raw vegetable bites, chutney or a sauce of your choice.
  • On a buffet table, serve these bites along with all kinds of dips and relish.
Keyword Bacon Broccoli Bites [microwave + deep-frying]