Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Spaghetti Squash Tater Tots
Move over potato, there’s a new baddie in town. Tater tots, meet the spaghetti squash. These spaghetti squash tots from Kirbie Craving are a healthier and delicious alternative to traditional tater tots, and a great way to get an extra dose of vegetables into your diet.
- 1 1/2 cups packed cooked spaghetti squash (see note)
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (see note)
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
Roughly chop spaghetti squash into small pieces so that it resembles shredded squash. In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mix with a spoon until everything is thoroughly combined and all the of the mixture is moistened.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
Scoop 1 tablespoon of squash batter and squeeze tightly between the palm of your hand a few times. This should release some liquid which will further moisten your mixture as well as allowing the mixture to compact and stick together easily. Gently shape to resemble a cylinder. Place onto a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining mixture. Space tots about 1/2 inch apart. You should be able to make about 25 tots.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes until bottoms are golden brown and crispy. Flip over and bake for another 3-5 minutes. Serve warm with a dipping sauce of your choice.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.