Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Deep-Fried Broccoli

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large pot to 365 degrees F. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the Parmesan, sumac, cayenne and lemon zest.
  3. Add the garlic to the oil. Fry until light golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove to the lined baking sheet to drain. Add half of the broccoli to the oil and fry, turning occasionally, until browned and crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove to the lined baking sheet to drain and season with salt. Repeat with the remaining broccoli.
  4. Put the broccoli in a serving bowl and toss with the Parmesan mixture. Sprinkle with the fried garlic. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.