Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Broccoli Bites

I learned early on in my marriage to cook what my hubby, the commodore, likes. What's that old saying, "What's for dinner?" is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer.  My husband loves broccoli! When we got married I didn't know what broccoli was.  My mother had never cooked it. She was from the south and usually fixed some kind of greens for dinner each day. Kale, mustard, turnip and something called rape.  But she never fixed broccoli and I had never tasted it until I had dinner with my future in-laws. The commodore calls them "trees" and they even look like little trees. Don't they?

Over the years I've fixed all kinds of broccoli recipes. Broccoli casseroles, broccoli stir fry, broccoli and corn, broccoli souffle, steam broccoli . . .  I'm sure you get the picture.  I came across a recipe on Pinterest 
that really caught my eye. It was titled Broccoli Bites for Kids. Whoa!  I tried out the recipe and it was a WINNER with the commodore.  The broccoli bites was very easy to make it:
You will need

1         12.6oz bag of broccoli florets
1 1/2c  shredded cheddar cheese
3         eggs
1 c       seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
           salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl .  .  . 

 Form small patties with your hands and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

 One batch makes about twelve (12) patties . . . .

Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes, turning over mid-way. I baked this batch in a convection toaster oven and it turned out perfect.

                  These are great as a side dish or as finger food for a gathering! 
Either way,  they're good!!!                                                                                                   


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  1. Yum! Those look so good. This sort of snack seems like the perfect way to get my kids into eating more veggies!:) Did your husband love them?

  2. I agree with Cassandra, kids would love these. We have broccoli growing at the moment, we love it here :)


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