Sunday, September 16, 2012

Zucchini Tots

Side dishes aren't my best speciality. I get halfway through dinner and realize I don't have a plan for sides. Whoops. We have many a one pot meal around here. Which has its place. But options for side dishes are always good to have around. I am only 24, and only have been really cooking for 2 years or so, so this is a constant learning and growing process :)

These taste like fried zucchini meets zucchini cakes meets a quiche. Super yummy and comforting like tater tots, but with a fresh element. And pretty healthy all things considered!

Zucchini Tots
Makes 24 mini muffin tots


2 grated zucchini
1/2 grated onion
2 eggs
1/2 cup cheese (I used shredded sharp cheddar this time, but feta, parm, or some others would be great!)
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400
Pat dry the grated onion and zucchini.
Mix all ingredients well
Spray the mini muffin pan well.
Divide mixture evenly in the pan.
Press down well to compact it.

Cook 17-19 minutes, until golden brown. Let sit in pan 5 minutes then flip out.

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