Tasty Tuesday: Zucchini bites
When I saw the recipe for these zucchini bites on Pinterest, I felt like I had hit the jackpot. I am always looking for creative food to serve up for Ike and I figured that since he likes zucchini, bread and cheese, he would scarf these right up.
I won’t keep you in suspense…Ike has no interest in these zucchini bites. But I do. I thought they were delicious.
Here’s how they came together…
First I grated one small zucchini, which yielded about a cup of shredded vegetable.
Per the recipe, I wrapped the grated zucchini in a paper towel and squeezed the excess water out. I couldn’t believe how much water came out, so this step is definitely worth doing if you want a crunchy end product.
Here is the dried off zucchini from behind the towel.
In a bowl, I combined the zucchini, 1/4 cup of both cheese and Italian-style bread crumbs and one egg. The recipe called for 1/4 cup chopped onion, which I omitted and then regretted it. So, add the onion.
A few stirs and it was ready to cook.
I used a mini muffin pan, but if you don’t have one, I think the mixture would stay together if you scoop it on a cookie sheet like cookie dough.
Then I simply baked the mixture at 400 for about 20 minutes.
Since Ike wasn’t a big fan, I froze some and ate them later. The frozen bites weren’t as good as they were fresh, but still worked!
I’m excited to have this recipe in my back pocket when summer comes and zucchinis are everywhere. How about you? Is this a recipe you would try?