Broccoli Potato Tots

Warning: you will want to eat them all! If you are willing to share, be sure to make a side dish or pair with a large salad. Have you ever had a Tater Tot salad? These bite sized pieces make a fantastic salad topping. It will satisfy the big-kid in you.

p.s. It’s 100% okay if you eat this entire batch. It is filled with the good stuff (fibre, vitamins and minerals) that will leave you feeling healthy, satisfied and less likely to indulge in junk. Potatoes truly are the secret to slim – they are one of the most filling foods on the planet yet are low in calories.

Ingredients (serves 1-2)
4 medium leftover baked potatoes
1 cup broccoli, chopped
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp black pepper

Method
Separate broccoli into bite sized pieces remove stems. Place broccoli florets in a small pot of water, bring to a soft boil and cook for 3 minutes. Drain, set aside and let cool. Or microwave for a few minutes until soft.

While the broccoli is cooling off preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  

In a large mixing bowl grate the potato a hand held grater. 
Finely chop the broccoli, then transfer to mixing bowl along with remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined.

Spoon out a heaping tablespoon of the mixture then form into a cylinder using your hands. Place onto the lined baking sheet and repeat. 

Bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Serve with your favourite fat-free plant based sauce such as ketchup, hot sauce, mustard or a savoury balsamic.

Time Saving Tip: Shaping into “tot” (cylinder) shapes can be time consuming. If you are short on time you can shape these into burger-sized patties, or one giant hash brown – no more than 1/4″ thick (no thicker than your pinky finger.)

Air Fryer Method: carefully place tots or patties into your air fryer. Do not place on top of each other and leave some space in between. Set air fryer to med/high and cook for 10 minutes to start. Add 5 minute increments until crisp. Make note of how much total times it takes for future reference.
This will not work in one of those older T-Fal air fryers with the turny-thingy as the stirring mechanism will likely make your patties or tots fall apart. Some people have reported success by removing the stirring mechanism.

Hash Brown Pucks (aka patties).
Giant Hash Brown – all mine!

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