Bake Along #94 – Vegetable Cheese Shots
These are a quick fix snack, a good lunch box idea and also a fun way to include any vegetable of choice that you have been wondering how to add it into your menu. The best part I liked about the recipe is, you could alter the ingredients according to your taste and what kind of texture you are looking at. You could also cut down entirely on the eggs, that will make a firm ball which will be a mixture of cheese and vegetables.
You can also include handful of bread crumbs that will seize and give you firm balls including the eggs. While my version has got close to a quiche with enough eggs, I will try the same one more time with bread crumbs and lesser eggs and bake some balls out of it.
Said that, yes you can add any meat of choice. You just have to bring them together by binding them with extra cheese, if they will not get together, or addition of eggs and bread crumbs would make some absolutely delicious baked cutlet.
I am absolutely simple when it comes to the choice of vegetables, well that is part of a hard core non vegetarians life style, perhaps may not be, or I am assuming it is. You might get the idea of what I am talking about with the addition of potatoes and carrots considering them as vegetables here , you have to go wild on the additions of vegetables – brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, avacado, any gourds, well the choices are endless here.
Here, if you are not a cheese person, you could skip that and bind the vegetables using eggs and bread crumbs, nothing like being very Indian here
Spice it up as per your choice, Can be Italian, Chinese or totally Indian too!
- Potato – 2 Large, boiled and skin peeled
- Carrot – 1 Medium, skin removed and grated
- Greens – 1 Cup, finely chopped
- Cheese ( Mozzarella / Parmesan ) – 100 gms
- Eggs – 3
- Green chillies – 1 Finely chopped
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon, adjust
- Pepper – 2 teaspoons, adjust
- Mixed spices – 1 teaspoon
- Bread crumbs – 3/4 cup, optional
- Corriander leaves – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
1. Line up a baking tray with butter paper/silicon mat. Butter the same.
2. Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Mix them all together. Make sure all the ingredients are combined thoroughly. Chill in refrigerator to firm up a bit if its loose.
4. If you have a firm consistency, make balls, else scoop them into the prepared baking tray spaced an inch apart. Bake in pre-heated oven at 200 degree C for 20 minutes until the shots are golden brown.
5. Cool on wire rack, but serve really hot/warm
They would be absolutely yum when served with varieties of dips.
Right on you, lick it or make it