The Iraqi Family Cookbook

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Broccoli Vegetarian Bites

This is not an Iraqi recipe, but wanted to share it with you to enjoy it as much as I do.
These are very delicious snacks or served as an appetizer. I had leftover cooked broccoli and wanted to make lunch snack to take with me to work. You can eat them at room temperature or heat them in the oven. You can freeze them after baking to serve for later when needed.
Makes 24

2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
½ cup scallions, chopped
½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ cup bread crumbs
½ cup flour
¼ cup Parmesan cheese  plus extra for rolling
1 egg
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pour 1/ cup of Parmesan cheese in a bowl and set aside.
Put all the above ingredients in the food processor and pulse a few times until al well combined. Pour the mixture into a bow. Oil your hands and take a small ball of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Drop it in the bowl of Parmesan cheese and roll it. Arrange the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over these balls and bake in 350 degrees F. preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave the tray on the kitchen counter for 14 minutes before removing the broccoli balls.

You can also use any type of green veggies instead of the broccoli. Make sure to cook the greens, chop them and  remove the moisture out, before adding to the processor.