Waffled Veggie Tots from 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes


3⁄4 cup panko, divided (175 mL) * 1 large egg * 1⁄2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (125 mL) * 1⁄4 tsp salt (1 mL) * 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (1 mL) * 1 cup shredded raw zucchini or finely chopped cooked broccoli or 
cauliflower (250 mL) * Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat waffle maker to medium-high 1. Spread 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) of the panko in a shallow dish. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, remaining panko, cheese, salt and pepper. 3. Spread vegetables on a heavy-duty paper towel or lint-free tea towel, roll up and squeeze out excess liquid. Add to egg mixture and stir until evenly combined. 4. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. In batches as necessary, squeeze a slightly heaping tablespoonful (15 mL) of veggie mixture into a rough ball and gently roll in panko. As they are rolled, place tots in waffle maker, leaving at least 11⁄2 inches (4 cm) in between. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and edges no longer look wet. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining veggie mixture and panko, spraying waffle maker as necessary between batches. Discard any excess panko. Serve warm.