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Wheat and Grain free Broccoli Fritters with Labneh and Smoked Salmon

My tiny little Indian mother is one tough cookie. She's impossibly hilarious, somewhat serious and worth her weight in gold. I adore her. I've also pretty much given up taking my Mama out to yummy places for lunches as she's fussy as a princess. So I've instead learned to cook dishes that she either loves or has yet to try but may fancy. 

Ok, so lets be Mama isn't a wheat free, diary free, paleo, fruitarian who follows the 5:2 diet. She's a Type 2 diabetic who's been the picture of health ever since her initial diagnosis. As a result of her dietary changes our family like to start the day with a savoury breakfast. You're probably wondering...what's with the wheat and grain free recipe? What's wrong with wheat flour? Nothing. I personally have been reducing the amount of wheat in my diet for health reasons for the last couple of months. In saying that, it's all about balance baby so try and get in between a croissant and me and you'll come off second best. 

Broccoli Fritters served with Labneh and Smoked Salmon on a Dove Grey Lady plate

Broccoli Fritters served with Labneh and Smoked Salmon on a Dove Grey Lady plate


  • 3 cups of broccoli (steamed)
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 65 grams almond flour
  • 65 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil for frying


Break down broccoli and steam for 5 mins or until tender.

In a bowl combine eggs, almond flour, parmesan cheese, garlic. Add steamed broccoli and mix thoroughly. Break broccoli to small pieces but not to mush..yuck! Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat a large frying pan over moderate heat. Once hot, be liberal with your oil, about 4 to 5 tablespoons. Once the oil is hot scoop a two tablespoon size mound of the mixture and  into the pan, flattening it slightly with your spoon. Repeat until your frying pan is full, remembering to leave a couple inches between each. Cook for 2 to 3 mins and once brown underneath, flip each fritter and cook on the other side until equally golden, about another 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer briefly to paper towels to drain and serve with my recommended topping suggestions.

Topping suggestions

- labneh (or greek yoghurt) + smoked salmon

- free range bacon + eggs

- grape tomatoe + avocado +fetta

- free range bacon + eggs + grape tomatoes + avocado (my personal favourite)


Like what you saw? Here's the list of Functionality products used in the photo:

Lady PlateMini Meek beaker

*Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe