Now, I understand that broccoli is not necessarily something you think of when someone says “party snacks”, but trust me, these are yummy and a good dish to have if you are serving vegetarians (and don’t want to give them the same boring old hard-boiled eggs or carrot-sticks-with-dip type scenario). Easy to make and easy to eat – what could be better? Serve with a nice, rich tomato sauce for dipping. Yum!
400g broccoli florets (blanched for 1 minute in boiling water and chopped finely)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (but any cheese that you can grate would be fine)
3 spring onions, finely chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg white
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of the above together in a large bowl until well combined. I actually cheated and bunged the cheese, bread and spring onions all into a food processor so I didn’t have to grate and chop, but either way is fine 🙂 Take spoonfuls of mixture and form into ovals, roughly the size of two walnuts (hope that makes sense – I couldn’t think of anything else to compare them to!). Bake on a tray in the oven at 200 c for approximately 20 minutes, turning over halfway through. They should be nice and golden and holding their shape. You could easily make them larger and flatter, to form a burger, if you wanted to perhaps serve them as a meal for dinner with a salad or other accompaniment.
Give them a try – they’re tasty and almost healthy (if you don’t think about the cheese!). They actually have an almost meaty taste so your non-vego friends will like them too (and if they don’t, too bad – more for me!).
Thanks for stopping by 🙂