Carrot & Cauliflower Tots

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 small cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Boil water in a large pan with salt. Add cauliflower and carrots; boil for about 5 minutes.
3. Drain and rinse with cold water; pat dry and set aside to cool.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, cheeses, oregano, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.
5. Add cooled cauliflower and carrots to a food processor. Pulse several times until uniformly chopped, but not too fine. Add cheese mixture to processor and pulse and additional 5-6 times until well combined.
6. Spoon 2 tbsps. Of mixture in your hand and shape into ovals. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the tots and continue baking for an additional 9 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.
7. Remove from oven and let stand several minutes before serving with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe adapted from: http://diethood.com/garlicky-cheesy-carrots-and-cauliflower-tots/