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In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are no rules these days when it comes to what you can do with vegetables.
They can become mashed potatoes.
They can become noodles.
They can become rice.
They can become smoothies.
They can even become brownies!
But, did you know that they can become tots?
Why, yes, yes they can!
And while you certainly can buy premade veggie tots in your frozen vegetable section of your grocery store, those are loaded with gluten, corn, soy, sugar, and other frankfoods that sound like infectious diseases instead of ingredients.
My tots, on the other hand, take just a few minutes to prep and only have FIVE ingredients.
And they’re totally Paleo+Gluten-Free+Soy-Free+Whole 30+Keto.
And they’re way tastier (and bigger) than the ones in your frozen food section.
So bring out the ketchup, y’all, cause it’s time to get our tot on!
Never ever have I ever liked tater tots.
Waffle fries, curly fries, seasoned fries, sweet potato fries, steak fries, onion rings, and hashbrowns have all been welcomed onto my plate at diners and drive-thrus at some point or another.
But tater tots…there’s just something about them that kicks in a gross factor for me. And I have no idea why….maybe as a small child I ate too many and had a rather unfortunate reaction, thus creating a food aversion I’m not even aware of.
Possible, yes. Probable, no.
However, when I recently heard that people in the blogosphere were making tots out of broccoli, I know that was something I could get on board with.
And I did.
And after a few trials, I’ve perfected these crispy, golden bundles of broccoli greatness without any breadcrumbs or cheese or traditional flour.
So whether you’re Paleo or Gluten-free, Whole 30 or Keto, or you’re looking for another opportunity to get more veggies into your yummy, your spouse’s tummy, and/or your kiddos’ tummies, then this recipe is for you!
Just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep is all it takes to have dozens of nutrient-loaded Brocolli Tots.
Nutritous tots? Not an oxymoron, y’all.
Now, I gotta get real with y’all, cause there’s one secret ingredient I need to disclose that’s not the healthiest thing in the world but I’d argue that it’s a game changer with these tots: crushed potato chips.
Yup, potato chips.
I tried a batch without that extra starch and they didn’t hold together as well.
So find you a clean sweet potato, plantain, cassava, or regular potato chip at the grocery store or online, such as Jackson’s Honest, crunch them up, and enjoy the leftovers as a salty snack or side at your next cookout.
So now that the cats out of the potato chip bag, I’ve got a few tips before you get your tot on…
Alrighty my little tater tots, this is the thing your weekend NEEDS.
Some goodies to make this fabulous foodie dish come true:
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Healthy Happy Texan
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