Monday, June 7, 2010

Homemade Tater Tots

Excellent side to a yummy veggie burger or anything you like!!

4 medium Russet Potatoes
1/2-1 tsp onion powder
1/4- 1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
Vegetable Oil

Peel potatoes and boil until they are just tender, not mushy
Drain and allow to cool
Shred them with a grater into a bowl
add in your seasonings to can be creative. I keep it simple for the boys.
Mix thoroughly

Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium- medium high heat

Take a small scoop and roll them in your hands to make a tater tot might need to mush it just a bit.

When your oil is hot add about 7-10 tots to the pan(depending on your pan size, dont over crowd)

Cook until golden brown(about 3-5 minutes) flip and cook other side
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Salt to taste right after removing from oil. Continue with next batch.

Heat the whole load in a single layer under the broiler for a few minutes if the first ones have gotten a little cold.

These can be done in a deep fryer following your manufacturers directions or they can be baked at 350 for about 20( even sticking them under the broiler for a few minutes too)...not nearly as crispy but still pretty darned tasty!

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! total comfort food. they do not sell tator tots here and I miss those! bookmarking:)