Not to disappoint the fries, fans, we admit they’re great… and we still love them. But when health concerns come to mind, a healthier snack is our best bet. In the ever-evolving world of food trends, a broccoli recipe has recently caught the eye and pleased the taste buds – the viral Broccoli Fries. Imagine turning what might have been discarded as kitchen scraps into a delicious, crunchy snack that has everyone wanting more. Digital content creator, Feel Good Foodie, recently shared her simple yet ingenious recipe for air-fried broccoli stems, proving that deliciousness can come from unexpected places.
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Don’t throw away those broccoli stems!
Although many people may throw away broccoli stems, you can actually use them to make a delicious snack. Feel Good Foodie, the mastermind behind this culinary breakthrough encourages us all not to throw away those broccoli stalks. Instead, “Peel them, slice them, season them and air fry them for a great snack,” she wrote in an Instagram post with a video recipe.
Why Viral Broccoli Fries are a great addition to your diet:
1. The power of nutrients:
Broccoli stalks contain a good amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals. By including broccoli stems in your snacks, you’re not only indulging in a delicious treat, you’re also enjoying the benefits of these nutritional gems in a delicious broccoli recipe.
2. Combines health and taste
Since french fries are made in a deep fryer, there is no or less oil compared to regular fries. While the focus is on broccoli, you can apply the same technique to other vegetables like carrots and various root vegetables. This opens up a world of possibilities for creating crunchy, delicious snack mixes.
3. A fantastic way to consume greens
If you’re a parent trying to get your kids to eat their greens, this broccoli recipe is just the fun and delicious solution you’ve been looking for. The vibrant colors and bite-size shape make broccoli stir-fries an appealing way to introduce vegetables to your kids’ diet.
4. A simple and quick recipe for broccoli
The preparation for this Viral Broccoli Fries is extremely easy. All you have to do is peel the broccoli stems and cut them into stir-fry-like shapes. Then season them and fry them in the air. You get healthy and tasty French fries in 15 minutes.
Also read: 7 delicious ways to include broccoli in your diet
How to Make Viral Broccoli Fries at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Remove the tough outer skin from the broccoli stems using a vegetable peeler. Cut each stem in half, then into 1/4-inch-wide fries. Transfer them to a medium bowl.
Step 2: Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you like. For an extra crunchy texture, consider adding cornstarch and panko breadcrumbs. Toss the fries to coat evenly.
Step 3: Transfer the seasoned broccoli stems to the fryer, placing them in a single layer. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through until golden brown.
Step 4: Pair broccoli rabe fries with classic ranch dip or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy a satisfying crunch with every bite.
Watch the full video recipe for Viral Broccoli Fries here:
An Instagram post of a unique broccoli recipe has received over 13 million views, more than 2 million likes and hundreds of comments.
One user asked: Can you bake them instead? I don’t have a deep fryer. The recipe creator replied, “Absolutely! I would do 400 degrees F for 25 minutes.”
Another user commented: “I’ll do this. I’m so glad you started the fryer recipes because I just got one and I’m vegetarian. You are a great inspiration.”
One user shared their own suggestions: “Yum! I chop the stalks and use them in stir-fries and soups.”
An impressed user commented: “A very healthy idea.”
Now, these viral broccoli stir-fries taste great, but you can liven up your meal with a little more creativity. Let’s see how else you can enjoy them.
Creative Ideas for Enjoying Broccoli Fries AND Interesting Broccoli Recipes You Must Try:
1. Full fries with broccoli:
Up your snacking game by topping your broccoli fries with delicious toppings. Melted cheese, crunchy peanuts and a dollop of sour cream can turn your French fries into a delicious broccoli recipe.
2. Nachos stir-fry broccoli:
Turn broccoli stir-fries into a healthier version of nachos. Arrange them on a plate, top them with diced tomatoes, jalapeños and a generous sprinkle of cheese. Put it back in the fryer until the cheese melts, and voila – nachos with broccoli!
3. Broccoli Stir-Fry Wraps:
Get creative with your toppings by tossing in broccoli fries. Fill a tortilla with your favorite protein, add a handful of broccoli fries, and top with a delicious sauce. It’s a convenient and delicious way to enjoy this unique broccoli recipe.
4. Broccoli salad:
Toss crispy broccoli stir-fries into a bed of fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber for a crunchy salad with a twist. Top it off with a delicious vinaigrette or dressing of your choice.
5. Toppings for fried broccoli pizza:
Up your pizza game by using broccoli fries as one of the toppings. Spread them evenly over the pizza crust, add your favorite sauce and cheese and bake to perfection. A wonderful combination of crunchy and cheesy awaits in this amazing broccoli recipe.
The next time you’re about to ditch those broccoli stalks, think twice and try this viral broccoli recipe.
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