Do you have a favorite crunch?
Sure, it may sound like an odd question. But think about it.
Tap… tap…. tap… on the keyboard, followed by that loud, CRUNCH. Your ears prick up, and you just want to know. “What ARE they munching on?”
And maybe, you start craving your own crunch.
I couldn’t tell you what it is, but crunching and munching is contagious. And, we all know you’ve got your favorite crunch.
Is is a big juicy apple or cute sweet baby carrots? Maybe. Or maybe, we just make ourselves believe those are our favorites. Maybe they really are. (I do love a nice crisp apple.) But, sometimes, that crunch can only be satisfied by something a little more crisp and indulgent.
But, indulging that crunch craving doesn’t have to lead to hitting the vending machine for a bag of chips.
This week, the Sunday Supper crew has an amazing list of crunching goodness from nutty pop-able snacks, to crisp mains, and even some noisy desserts.
These little broccoli bites would work quite well as an appetizer or side dish. The crisp and cheesy coating give the already crunchy broccoli a nice and tasty added crackle.
- 1 head of broccoli (roughly 4 c)
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 c bread crumbs
- ¼ c shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Chop broccoli into 1-2 inch, bite sized pieces, using mostly the florets.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs with milk. Place chopped broccoli in bowl and toss to coat broccoli in egg mixture.
- In a different bowl mix together bread crumbs, cheese, and spices.
- Dip egg-coated broccoli in the bread crumb mixture, pressing firmly to get the coating to stick to the broccoli.
- Place coated broccoli on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining broccoli.
- Bake broccoli for 15-20 min, or until crisp.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly before eating.
Thanks to Susan from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen for hosting this week’s event. Now, let’s get crunching!
Crispy Appetizers:Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs. Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands
Crunchy Entrees and Sides:Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie
Munch on Snacks:Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos Sourdough Grissini from girlichef Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Crisp Dessert:Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good? Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food