recipe

CHEESY ZUCCHINI AND CARROT ‘NUGGETS’

Prep 20 mins + 30 mins resting | Cook 20 mins | Makes about 30

Ingredients

300g zucchini, coarsely grated
1 tsp fine salt
200g carrots, roughly chopped
150g tasty cheese, roughly chopped
1 free-range egg
1½ cup panko breadcrumbs, plus extra 1 cup for coating
½ clove garlic, finely grated
extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
tzatziki, for dipping

Method

STEP 1 Toss zucchini and salt together in a fine sieve over a large bowl. Set aside for 30 minutes to draw out moisture. Use your hands, squeeze excess moisture from zucchini. Set aside.

STEP 2 Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.

STEP 3 Combine carrot and cheese in a food processor and process until very finely chopped. Add drained zucchini, egg, 1½ cups breadcrumbs and garlic. Process again until well combined. Season to taste.

STEP 4 Place extra 1 cup panko breadcrumbs onto a plate. Using your hands, gently roll tablespoons of the mixture into small balls then coat in extra panko breadcrumbs and arrange on prepared trays. Spray with oil spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Serve with tzatziki for dipping.

Recipe courtesy of Sydney Markets