Broccoli is a healthy vegetable and I tend to stock it sometimes in hope of my toddlers asking for it someday. Recently I had a lot of leftover Brocolli and I wanted to make something delicious and interesting with it. I thought maybe THIS is the time I experiment with broccoli tots.
- Broccoli bunches (2-3)
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cheddar cheese
- Parmesan cheese-alternate
- Badia complete spices (alternatively use Chinese salt)
- 2 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1 chopped garlic clove
- 1 egg
(if the batter is very dry and is crumbling while you can shaping them, you can use a tablespoon of yogurt or cream in it as well).
I boiled broccoli in salted water till it was really tender, drain away the water carefully and then mashed it using a fork. I didn’t want to totally pulse it so that it could have some texture.
Then I added everything else except salt in it. Tasted the batter and then added salt at the end. The reason being cheese already had salt in it.
Mashed and mixed the whole batter really well using my hands so that everything gets incorporated into each other.
Then just made small cutlets, greased the pan with butter and baked for 20 minutes, (turning sides after 10 minutes) at 350 degrees.
It was so yummy that the whole batch ended even before I could take pictures. 😉
(and I had to make another batch so that I could have proper pictures.)
I need to try these too.
Oh yummy I love broccoli this looks fun to make thanks for sharing
What a great way to use leftover broccoli!
Masha Allah, this looks really yummy and bite sized. I can imagine why it was rushed.
I love this idea. I am not a fan of broccoli so I need creative ways to eat it! Thanks for your post.
Brocolli never looked so good… as they look here. And definitely, the cheese ingredient will help a lot in trying to swallow the green. I’ve not really considered cheese with green veggies but even the recipe for this sounds good already. It’s gonna be worth a try.
Haha i am glad it looked good to you 🙂
Cheese Definitely works it magic – do try out & duas fot your due date crawling near
Is this child approved!? Omg I have to try this. My kids dont like green lol! They think green food literally equates to “yuck”!
My 2 year old pretty much liked it!
Yes i dont know why its so :p
Hehehe! It’s coded in there lol like that movie… inside out!
I once tried green cupcakes, regular cupcakes with spinach in it and kids were okay with it. May be you should try some masking tricks too?
Oooh! Great idea! Shukran habibty!
This looks sooo good!!! Broccoli is such an underrated vegetable right? hehehe I love how easy and simple this recipe is 🙂
My kids kind of like broccoli most of times Alhamdolilah. But my eldest prefer plain boiled broccoli over any other one.
But yes, i second – most of the vegetables are underrated no?
Droolicious…..perfect for tea time….would love to try this soon….
Hehe droolicious! I’m keeping that one! Lol
Wow this is a delicious serve. Love to try this with my sister in law, she loves broccoli. I ll share the recipe with her. She would want to taste these broccoli cutlets. 🙂