Remember that saying “Never judge a book by its cover?” Please apply to the following. If not, I am sorry to say that you are missing out. These little creations of mine may not win any beauty contests, but they are awesomely good. Perfect to plop into your mouth when you’re on the go too. The key here, however, is to use a nice sharp cheese (or a mixture of them).
I’m thinking of serving them as an appetizer for Christmas by arranging them in a triangular Christmas tree shape. Yes, I know, aren’t appetizers supposed to be appetizing? Lucky for me, my family (minus my brother sometimes) does not care how food looks, as long as it tastes good. Now if only my friends were the same way… Good thing it’s a family party!
3 cups steamed broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup (can add more) of shredded sharp-tasting cheese (I use provolone and mozzarella)
1 cup panko
1 tbsp mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne
few drops of hot sauce
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Mix all ingredients together and form into balls. Bake for 24 minutes, flipping after 12 minutes.