Okay, so when I saw this recipe I said to myself, surely Zucchini Tots can't be a play on Tater Tots. Or can they? I was definitely intrigued.
Upon further investigation discovered that a Zucchini Tot is, indeed, very similar to the delicious little Tater Tot. I knew I had to try these. Especially since zucchini is one of those special vegetables that me three year old WILL NOT touch, no matter how I cook it. I've tried to give her raw with dip, sauteed, stuffed, fried...yeah, not happening.
The preparation instructions sounded super easy, the ingredients were simple and basic and, best of all, I had them all on hand. Not to mention the fact that I was lacking a side for that night's Buffalo Chicken Strips, so it was decided. Zucchini Tots were a go.
The outcome? Let's just say that I had to make another batch the next morning because we (and yes, my daughter is included in this "we"!) scarfed them all down the night I made them!
Yield: 12 mini tots
- 1 cup zucchini, grated (for me this was one zucchini, about 7 inches in length)
- 1 egg
- ¼ of an onion, diced
- ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
- The sharp cheddar can be substituted with whatever cheese you have on hand.
- Source: Adapted from Zucchini Tots on The Curious Country Cook.