These yummy Baked Cheese & Broccoli Patties are perfect for the kiddos who have a hard time eating their veggies. They're so good you better be prepared to serve up seconds. Enjoy!
Adapted from facebook.com
teaspoons vegetable oil
cloves garlic, minced
bag (12-ounce) frozen broccoli, defrosted
cup panko breadcrumbs
cup sharp light cheddar cheese
cup parmesan cheese
eggs, beaten (can use whites for healthier version)
Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool. Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl, add the onion and garlic and mix gently. To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste. Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.