How to Serve Pumpkins to Kids
Treat the kids with a delicious and equally nutritious pumpkin snack with these cheesy nuggets. Nuggets are one of their favorites but pumpkin isn't! Solve the problem by preparing this easy to serve family recipe.
- 500g bag chopped pumpkin
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup grated tasty cheese
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoons onion salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 24 bambini bocconcini
- Vegetable oil, for shallow-frying
- 2 x 35g sachets chimichurri finishing drizzle
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Extra 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to garnish
Easy to Prepare Pumpkin Nuggets
Place pumpkin in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 8 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Mash. Cool 15 minutes.
Combine mashed pumpkin, egg, cheese, flour, onion salt, baking powder and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs in a bowl. Season with pepper. Roll tablespoons of mixture around bocconcini to enclose. Place on a large plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to come 3cm up side of pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Place extra egg in a shallow bowl. Place remaining breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
Coat nuggets, one at a time, in egg, then toss in breadcrumbs. Shallow-fry nuggets, in batches, turning, for 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain on a tray lined with paper towel.
Meanwhile, combine chimichurri sauce, mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small serving bowl.
Sprinkle nuggets with parsley. Serve with creamy chimichurri.