31 October 2012

zucchini tots

31 October 2012

of all my recipes to date, this might be the most fun to eat! it is super easy to make and that's coming from me - the girl who until a few months ago hadn't cooked a meal in years. i kid you not. 

i was so pumped when i landed on this recipe because i had been thinking about a healthy alternative to french fries and tater tots. james cooks burgers every sunday and we usually pick up frozen sweet potato fries or tots from trader joe's. right before the wedding, we substituted those for steamed veggies, but let's be honest, they're not that satisfying.

these zucchini tots are delicious, with the added benefit of being healthy!

a few tips:

grate the zucchini in the largest size your grater has; it will be easier to squeeze out the excess water in bigger chunks. to draw water out of the zucchini, sprinkle with salt after grating and let sit for 10 minutes prior to squeezing. no one wants soggy tots!

these work great in a regular muffin tin, but if you don't have one, you can use a regular muffin tin; just fill half-way. james picked up a mini-muffin tin from crate and barrel and i have to say, they're somehow more fun to eat in the bitty size.

as i mentioned for my paleo pumpkin doughnut recipe, coconut oil works great to grease pans and doesn't leave a taste behind.

zucchini tots

·       1 cup zucchini (grated)
·       ¼ cup almond meal
·       ¼ cup yellow onion (chopped)
·       ¼ cup cheese
·       1 egg
·       salt and pepper, to taste

1. preheat oven to 350°F. grease muffin pan and set aside.

2. grate zucchini and place in cloth. squeeze out excess water.

3. in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until blended.

4. using a scoop or spoon, fill molds to the top. bake for 15 minutes or until tops begin to brown. serve warm and enjoy!

makes 12-15 tots.

click here for printable recipe card!


Denise Lopatka said...

yum! i will try these for sure.

Viviana said...

These look SO good!

Holly {All Things Charming} said...

Another great recipe,Ashley! This is definitely being added to my "must cook" list!

Johanna said...

This looks super yummy!

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

Yummm sounds delic! I wish I had the kitchen skills that you have. At least I can admire from afar ;)
Isn’t That Charming.

Natalie said...

These look amazing! I've never heard of almond meal -- can you get it at reg grocery stores? Thanks for the recipe!

Natalie said...

look so good!! love your blog! www.fashionifancy.com

alongobucco said...

Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies, so I'm always looking for new ways to cook it up. You have the best healthy recipes, I can't wait to try this!

The Glossy Life

Carly | A Simple Affair said...

These sound fabulous and just like the perfect substitution I need for fries. Agree with Natalie-where do you get the almond meal?

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

These look delicious! I love Zucchini!

Alex said...

Oh those do look delicious! Putting them on my list :)

Annie said...

So intriguing! Zucchini is one of those foods that in theory, and by itself, sounds totally gross to me. But somehow, when added into other things, it's ends up being so good! Ever try zucchini bread? Cause I did and then promptly devoured the whole loaf.

Taylor said...

I never knew that salt trick! My hands would be killing me from trying to get all the water out - love that tip! and jealous.... god I love these things!!


Alison Dulaney said...

Yum, these look great!

Ashleigh said...

Pinning! I'm all about some tots but I could definitely lighten up on my potato consumption, excellent alternative!

classiq said...

Delicious! :)

Coco Bolinho said...

YUM YUM YUM! They look sooo delicious!
thank you for sharing!
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Lyndsy said...

thanks for this! i am going to have to make these very soon!

Bianca said...

Can't wait to try that out! Looks delish!


ZxM Style-Squared said...

Wow, that lloks delish!!;) healthy too! Win-win!;))


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Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

This looks SO delicious! It's 7:30 here and I've yet to eat dinner....or get work done....

Can you send me some in the mail? hehe



deliciouuuus <3

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

these look so tasty!! what a great idea to use zucchini instead of potatoes :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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