New Hampshire Harvest of the Month - September
by Melissa Motejunas on August 29
What kid doesn't absolutely LOVE tots? This delicious bite size, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside tot can be a fun way to add this healthy ingredient to one of their favorite snacks.
We here at Native Maine®️ are proud to say that our broccoli florets are locally produced from Smith’s farm in Presque Isle, Maine. These lil’ beauties contain more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than a glass of milk and are filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory & detoxifying micronutrients.
Recipe created by Amy Palanjian
This recipe comes together in a food processor, which quickly turns rice, broccoli, eggs, cheese, and breadcrumbs into a batter. Once you use a tablespoon measuring spoon to portion out the tots, all that’s left is for them to bake in the oven.
RESTRICTED DIET OPTIONS:
DAIRY-FREE BROCCOLI TOTS - To make these without cheese, simply omit the shredded cheese and Parmesan and use just 1 egg instead of 2. (You will get a slightly smaller batch of 14 tots.) You can try adding a tablespoon of nutritional yeast if you want to add a little more savory flavor.
GLUTEN FREE BROCCOLI TOTS - To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
I hope you all enjoy this fun recipe that utilizes the HOM for September. I love feedback so let me know how the kids liked it!!