Healthy Broccoli Tots (Baked)
2 cups Broccoli
2 tbsp Parsley
1/4 cup Yellow onion
1 Egg, large
1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
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 throughly with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix using a ice-cream scoop or your hands and gently press between your hands into a firm ball then shape into a tater-tot shape. It helps to wash your hands after every few tots to keep them from sticking onto your hands. Next, Place on your prepared baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way.
The picture above shows ketchup as a dipping sauce. In my opinion the ketchup has too much sugar so I prefer pairing it with yellow mustard or even the japaleno mustard. In fact, they are really good without anything at all just by themselves, but its up to your taste buds.
Let me know how htey turn out.