The best part about these besides the fact that everyone likes them..... HIDDEN VEGGIES! The recipe below is for a double batch. I don't bother making single batches anymore or else there are no leftovers for the freezer.
2.5 lbs ground chicken or turkey
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups old fashioned oats (not Quick oats)s
1.5 cups shredded zucchini
3/4 cup very finely diced onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup ground flax
Combine all ingredients except breadcrumbs and flax into a large bowl. MIX THOROUGHLY! At this point I like to refrigerate it and let the mixture "set" a bit in the fridge for about an hour. It makes it easier to handle and shape.
Stir together the flax and breadcrumb mixture.
Shape ~1 tbsp into a nugget shape, roll in the flax/breadcrumb mixture, and lay on a very generously oiled pan. You will need 2 sheet pans (with an edging....do not use flat cookie sheets). I use olive oil and use a pastry brush to distribute the oil evenly. Bake in a preheated 375F convection oven (400F conventional oven) for 10 minutes on each side.
Once cooled, these freeze well in a ziploc bag for several weeks.....if they last that long!
|Ready for the oven!|
|Golden and ready to eat!|