Photo: Roberto Caruso
Finger foods are fun. Make these broccoli-packed cheddar tots for a snack, side dish or bring it to your next potluck.
1 ¼ tsp salt, divided
6 cups broccoli florets, (about 2 heads)
2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese
¾ cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup chopped green onions
½ tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt. Add broccoli and cook for 1 min. Remove to a large bowl of ice water and submerge broccoli to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry with kitchen towel.
Pulse broccoli in a food processor until finely chopped, then transfer to a large bowl. Add egg, cheddar, panko, green onions, pepper and remaining ¼ tsp salt. Stir to combine.
Scoop out heaping 1 tbsp of broccoli mixture and shape into a 1 in-long cylinder. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing tots 1 in. apart on prepared sheet. Bake until golden brown, 28 to 30 min.
Calories 36, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 2g, Fat 2g, Sodium 106mg.
Originally published in the November + December 2017 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.
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