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Air Fryer Cheesy Zucchini Tots

a plate of air fryer cheesy zucchini tots with sauce in a tiny bowl

Gourmet Air Fryer Cheesy Zucchini Tots: A Low-Carb Delight

Indulge in a healthier, low-carb snack without compromising on taste with these homemade cheesy zucchini tots, featuring a trio of exquisite cheeses.

Ultimate Cheese Blend for Richness and Flavor

Perfect Cheese Trio:

  • Provolone Cheese: 1 ounce (about 1/3 cup shredded) for a smooth, slightly tangy taste.

  • Fontina Cheese: 1 ounce (about 1/3 cup shredded) adds creamy, mild flavor.

  • Parmesan Cheese: 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup grated) for a nutty, savory finish.

Crafting Your Zucchini Tots

Ingredients and Preparation:

  • Zucchini: 1 medium-large (about 12 ounces), the star vegetable.

  • Panko Breadcrumbs: ½ cup, regular or gluten-free, for a crispy exterior.

  • Flour Blend: 2 tablespoons, all-purpose or gluten-free, to bind ingredients.

  • Seasoning: ½ teaspoon ground pepper and ½ teaspoon dried oregano for added zest.

  • Egg: 1 large, beaten, to combine all elements harmoniously.

Cooking Methods: Oven or Air Fryer

Achieving the Perfect Crispness:

  • Oven Method: Preheat to 400°F, bake on a parchment-lined sheet until golden.

  • Air Fryer Approach: Preheat to 400°F, air fry for a quicker, equally crispy result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use different cheeses?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheese varieties.

Q: How can I ensure they don't fall apart?

A: Squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible for better binding.

Q: Are these tots freezer-friendly?

A: Yes, they can be frozen pre-cooked and air-fried or baked straight from the freezer.

Q: What are some serving suggestions?

A: Enjoy with ketchup, marinara, ranch, or any sauce of your choice for added flavor.

These cheesy zucchini tots are not just a snack but a guilt-free indulgence that can be enjoyed anytime. They are a testament to the versatility of zucchini, proving that healthy eating can be delicious and satisfying. Perfect for both casual snacking and entertaining guests, these tots are sure to be a hit! Air Fryer Cheesy Zucchini Tots

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