Sunday, 3 November 2013

Zucchini Tots - Courgette Tots

Zucchini tots is basically bite size Grated Zucchini Bake. It takes its name cause of its resemblance to Tater tots which are made with Potatoes. I first heard about this from a friend with whom I share lunch box recipes. It is quite easy to make and works as a great lunch box item or a party item. How about making this for a quick Breakfast!

This month Groovy Gourmets are making Canapés. Canapés are basically bite size food. I totally loved that idea and decided to make these tots for the theme. I do not have mini muffin pans, the one that bakes 24 in a tray. I have the 12 hole one. The 24 hole one work even better cause the tots will be even smaller and hence more bite size. But who is complaining. When the food is so good, you do not mind a few extra bites, do you?

Adapted from here

Ingredients (Makes 6)

Zucchini/Courgette 1 grated
Large Egg 1
Cheddar Cheese Grated 2 tbsp
Mozerella Cheese Grated 2 tbsp
Seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil to brush the muffin tin

Method of Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 200 C.  Brush the muffin tin with some oil.

2. Grate the zucchini. Wring all of the excess water out of the zucchini.

3. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Fill each muffin section to the top, pushing down on the filling with your spoon so it's nice and compacted so they don't fall apart when you take them out of the tin. I needed about 3 tbsp to fill my medium size muffin tin. It filled 6 holes.

5. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden.I needed to bake for about 20 min. The original recipe used mini muffin tins.

6. Use a plastic knife or rubber spatula around the edges of each tot to remove them from the muffin tin.


  1. yummy treat...looks splendid

  2. these look yummy...Can you suggest some egg substitute for this recipe?

    1. You can try substituting flax for egg Kaveri. I have not tried it. (3tbsp water + 1 tbsp flax powder for 1 egg). I have used this in other recipes, not here.