Broccoli Fritters in Sichuan Pepper-Salt

For the Batter:

1/4 cup all purpose flour (I actually used whole wheat and it worked fine)

1/2 cup water

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups bite-sized broccoli florets

1/4 cup cornstarch

For the Seasoning:

1 tbls dried red chile flakes

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

1/4 tsp ground Sichuan peppercorns

1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder

1 tbls minced garlic

1 tbls chopped green onion (i used the green garlic instead)

Canola oil for frying (don’t use Olive Oil  for frying, smokes too much)

  1. Mix up your batter in a medium bowl and set aside to rest for 10 minutes
  2. Shake the broccoli and cornstarch together in a paper bag until evenly coated. (I used a plastic bag)
  3. Prepare the seasoning. Stir all together in a small bowl and set aside
  4. Pour enough oil into your wok until you have a depth of approximately 3 inches. Heat over medium high heat. Dip the dusted  broccoli in the batter a few pieces at a time and carefully slide into the hot oil. Fry until the batter is golden brown and the broccoli is tender-crisp about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside to drain on paper towels as you cook more. Reserve the oil when done frying.
  5. Re-heat your wok over high heat. Add a tbls of the reserved oil and swirl to coat the sides. Add the garlic/green onion/seasoning mix and quickly stir fry until fragrant and pungent, about 30 seconds. Add the fried broccoli back to the wok and toss with the seasoning until well-distributed. Pour out onto a serving plate and eat immediately.


3 Responses to “Broccoli Fritters in Sichuan Pepper-Salt”

  1. Lu Can Cook « Lusciously Local Says:

    […] Broccoli Fritters in Sichuan Pepper-Salt […]

  2. Helena Says:

    I am madly in love with these! Thanks for the recipe! I didn’t even have Sichuan peppercorns and it was still fantastic!

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