Broccoli Stem Fries


The next time you’re about to throw out your broccoli stems, make these Broccoli Stem Fries instead! These healthy green “fries” are not only delicious, they also help reduce food waste and save money too.

4 medium organic broccoli stems
1 Natural Grocers® Brand Regenerative Organic Pasture-Raised Egg
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grated Parmesan Cheese
1⁄2 cup gluten-free panko-style breadcrumbs
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Garlic Granules
Options for serving
  organic sour cream
  chipotle lime mayonnaise
  buffalo sauce
  Roadhouse Cheddar Plant-Milk Cheese Spread
  blue cheese or ranch dressing

1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Peel the broccoli stems to completely remove the tough outer edge. Cut into “French fry” batons and add to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk the egg and pour over the broccoli stems, tossing to coat.

3. In another bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. Stir to combine.  

4. Take one piece of broccoli at a time, place it in the Parmesan-breadcrumb mixture, and turn it to coat it in the mixture. Carefully transfer to the lined baking sheet, using your fingers to press the Parm-breadcrumbs on the spear, creating a thick coating. Repeat until all the broccoli is used up. Add any extra Parm-breadcrumb mixture left in the bowl to the broccoli spears on the baking sheet.

5. Roast until the broccoli stem fries are crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Place the “fries” on a serving dish and serve warm with dipping sauces on the side

per one serving (Broccoli Stem Fries without dipping sauce)

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
132 kcal 14 g 8 g 6 g 2 g

Recommended Beverage: Hard Seltzer

Recommended Style: Seltzer

Recommended Brand: Spindrift Spiked Seltzer Strawberry Lemonade