Saturday, 21 June 2008

Baked Broccoli Tots

2 cups or 12 ounces broccoli heads
1 large egg
small diced onion
1/3 cup cheddar cheese
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup italian breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  • Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  • Chop broccoli finely and mix thoroughly with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. 
  • You can also do the above step in your food processor.  Mixing up all except broccoli, and then adding in the broccoli a little at a time.
  • Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix or you can use an ice-cream scoop.
  • You can lay scoop as is on prepared pan, or you can press the scoop into a tater tot shape. 
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way (if tater tot shaped). 
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup, sriracha, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce!