Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Tots

12 ounces Broccoli
1 large egg
1/2 cup sliced green onions or
   chives
1/2 cup panko or homemade bread
   crumbs
salt and pepper and what-have-you?


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then immediately shock with cold tap water or an ice bath. 
  • Drain very, very well.
  • Run broccoli through a food processor or chop finely and then mix throughly with the egg, green onions/chives, cheddar, and panko. 
  • Season generously with salt and pepper and maybe other spices you may have on hand              ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  
  • Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix into your hands and shape into a tater-tot shape. It helps if you keep your hands wet while you’re shaping. Or... you can use a small ice cream scoop to do the job. 
  • Place on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the tots are made. 
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-20 minutes, turning the sheet half way. 
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup or sriracha or other dipping sauces.