Zuchinni gifts from my sister's garden turn into wonderful food treats. This time, a recipe from Pinterest that had to be modified due to limited ingredients on hand and will need some tweeking for the future. But here is how the adventure began:
Using one of my favorite kitchen tools...
Once the veggies are pulsed to perfection, add an egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. The recipe advised onion and cheese - either cheddar or parmesan. I had no onion or cheddar and would rather skip using stinky cheese.
The use of a mini-muffin pan was recommended in a 400 degree oven for 15 - 18 minutes for perfect tots.
I also prepared fresh beans in a bit of olive oil with garlic.
Simple grilled pork cutlets bathed in a honey mustard marinade.
Simply chopped tomatoes - I love to use them in place of a sauce or as a simple side with salt and pepper.
Here's how my finished plate looked.
Cubed watermelon to finish the meal.
Yes, it was a Sunday dinner for the 3 of us. We dine on the back deck and talk about the bear sighting in the yard just a few days earlier, the week ahead, returning to the college classroom, and the activities of the weekend.
I decide the tots should be crisper and yes, I missed the onion. Next time, small scoops will be portioned on a cookie tray with a longer cooking time and maybe a minute of broiling time to ensure a crisper crunch.