Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups grated zucchini (about 3 medium or 4 small zucchini)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup panko or regular bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups grated old cheddar cheese (about 175g)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine zucchini and salt in a medium bowl and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Strain any excess water and transfer zucchini to the centre of a clean dish towel. Wrap the zucchini up and twist the towel to squeeze as much excess water from the zucchini as possible.
  2. Transfer zucchini back to bowl and add panko, eggs and cheese. Mix thoroughly and shape mixture into 2 inch round disks.
  3. Bake for 22-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips:

  • Make your own bread crumbs by saving and drying out bread ends and crusts
  • Get the children involved in the kitchen by grating the zucchini and cheese, mixing, measuring and forming the patties.

Makes 16-28 bites
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Total time 40 mins

 

Source: http://howtoeat.ca/four-ingredient-cheesy-zucchini-bites/

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