Saturday, April 7, 2012

Broccoli Potato Cheese Patties

My daughter is serious about feeding her 14-month old fresh, healthy food. She can find these ingredients at the local Farmers Market.

This recipe was a big hit with the toddler. The baby loves broccoli and can feed herself these delicious patties. The rest of the family requested them too.

Broccoli & Cheese Patties
1 Russet Potato, peeled and cubed

1 Cup Broccoli Florets

1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3 Tbsp Panko or Bread Crumbs

1/2 Tsp Salt

1 Large Egg

1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder

1/8 Tsp Onion Powder

1/2 Cup Panko or Bread Crumbs

1 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil

1. Place the potato cubes in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 8 minutes. 

2. Add the broccoli to the steamer pot and steam the vegetables for an additional 2 minutes, or until they are fork tender. Then, remove everything from pot and allow them to cool.

3. Mash the potatoes in a large bowl and chop the broccoli florets into bite-size pieces.

4. Add the broccoli, cheese, panko, salt, egg, garlic and onion powder to the bowl and combine.

5. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of panko in a separate bowl.

6. Using a ice cream scoop or 2 tbsp to measure, roll the mixture into balls, coat them in the panko and then shape each one into a small patty.
7. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet over medium heat, place the patties in the skillet and press down with a spatula to flatten a little.

8. Pan-fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden.

9. Serve with ketchup, sour cream or any favorite dipping sauce.

*At this point, place the patties on a baking sheet and freeze for one hour. Put the patties in zipper bags and label. Defrost when ready to use and cook following step #7.

(Makes 12 Patties)