These are so good. Be sure to make the Ranch. Delish.
Broccoli Cheddar Bites:1 lb broccoli (steamed or blanched), dice up the florets 1/2 cup of really good cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup of really good monterey jack cheese, shredded 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot A couple dashes of red pepper hot sauce (I love Crystals, Louisian style!) Dash of salt and peper Panko bread crumbs 2 eggs 1/4 cup of milk Flour (about a cup) Oil for frying (vegetable, peanut or canola) Heat oil to 350 F Mix the broccoli, cheeses, shallot, pepper sauce and S&P. Roll into 1 inch balls with wet hands. Place in the fridge for about an hour. Put flour in 1 bowl. Put eggs and milk in another bowl. Put bread crumbs in another. Set the up side by side, like an assembly line. Dredge the balls, 1 at a time, in the flour. Dip into egg mixture. Lift out, and let excess fall off. Roll in bread crumbs. Set on a plate until they are all ready to jump into the hot tub. Gently lower into hot oil. Fry until golden, about 3 or 4 minutes. Serve with homemade Ranch dressing. Fried Mushrooms: 8 oz. of cremini button mushrooms Follow the same steps for the broccoli bites. Dredge in flour. Dip in egg mixture. Roll in bread crumbs. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with homemade Ranch dressing.