Saturday, August 10, 2013

7-Up and Tots

I recently came across two recipes that peaked my curiosity simply based on their names - 7-Up Biscuits and Zucchini Tots. Now I have heard of using 7-Up to make a delicious lemony cake. In fact that is one of my favorite cakes. However, I've never heard of 7-Up Biscuits. Apparently, this recipe and similar recipes have been floating around the internet for a while. So I had to try it.

7-Up Biscuits (adapted from All Recipes)

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-up
½ cup butter, melted
1. Place butter in pan and allow to melt in the oven as the oven warms up.
2. Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up. Dough will be sticky.
3. Slowly add a little Bisquick at a time while kneading the dough until it becomes easy to handle.
4. Cut out the biscuits and place on top of melted butter. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
The second recipe's name drew my attention simply by the word "tots." I'm a huge fan of tater tots and have even made homemade tots. The fact it used zucchini was a plus. I'm always looking for different ways to use this abundant summer veggie.

Zucchini Tots (adapted from Skinny Taste)

1 cup zucchini, grated
1 egg
¼ onion, diced
¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place grated zucchini on paper towel and squeeze as much access water as possible.
2. Place in a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
3. Spray a mini muffin pan and fill each section with the zucchini mixture. Fill each section to the top.
4. Bake at 375° for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Both of these recipes made the "keeper" lists in this house.

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