Zucchini and Carrot bites

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 medium-sized zucchini, shredded (if you don’t like Zucchini, then use Broccoli instead)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or 1 cup, depending on individuals taste)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 small-medium carrots, peeled and shredded (depending on individuals taste)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (depending on individuals taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (depending on individuals taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (depending on individuals taste)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (depending on individuals taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (depending on individuals taste)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200˚C.)
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray
  3. Grate the zucchini into a bowl and salt generously, adding salt and gentle combine ingredients.
  4. Allow ingredients to stand for 15-20 minutes
  5. Using clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini completely, removing as much water as possible.
  6. Transfer zucchini to a large bowl. Stir in carrots, Panko, eggs, cheeses, basil, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder
  7. season with salt and pepper, to taste and mix until well blended
  8. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll it into small bites (slightly bigger than a chicken nugget), repeating for rest of mixture.
  9. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, approximately 20-25 minutes total. Flip over when 10-12 minutes have passed at half of cooking time.
  10. Serve immediately

 DIPS:

Greek Yogurt
Tomato Sauce

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