Got some broccoli that’s not so pretty any more? Too much cauliflower in the drawer? Want something that tastes bad for you but isn’t? It takes a bit of time, but the results are worth it. My husband calls these “Greater Tots”, because grated up veggies turn into a healthy “tater” tot!
I have used several different veggies – broccoli, cauliflower and broccoli slaw. One time I used green beans but will not do that again as the flavor was too strong!
With the food processor, grate the veggie of your choice. Don’t be bashful – make a bunch. Mix 2½ cups of the grated veggies, with a bit of Cajun Spice (Tony Chachere), and 1-2 oz of shredded cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack or whatever you have on hand. Mix well. Spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray. Divide the veggie mixture up into all the 24 cups and press the mixture into each cup. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until they are good and crispy. This makes one large serving for yourself or 2 small servings if you feel like sharing. Use a narrow spatula to pop them out of the cups, and enjoy guilt-free crispy veggies. You can’t make too many of them! Change up the cheese for different flavors. Let me know how yours turn out!