Broccoli Tater Tots

Source: Gimme Delicious

Food Fact

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Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups or 12 ounces uncooked or frozen broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.

  3. Chop broccoli finely and mix thoroughly with the egg, diced onion, cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper.

  4. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix using an 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. Place on your prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 18-24 minutes, and turn them halfway. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup, sriracha, ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce!