Homemade Tater Tots

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Home Made Tater Tots
 So I made homemade tater tots yesterday. They were SO delicious and such a bad idea. I ended up eating too many and spent the rest of the day feeling like I was going to die. I can't eat deep fried food, but good lord where they delicious!

I saw the recipe of Diners, Drive In and Dives. The recipe was SUPER easy and I made them from memory after watching the show.

Here are the basics:


3 medium size potatoes (shredded)
1/2 large onion shredded
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Oil for frying

Soak the shredded potatoes in water then drain. Squeeze excess water out by hand then add seasonings.

Toss the potatoes in the corn starch and seasonings until well mixed. Put to potatoes in a 350 degree oven on an oiled cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes to dry them out a bit. Remove from the oven and let them cool.

Heat frying oil to 350 degrees in a pan. (you will be deep frying so the oil will be 1/2" deep).

Once the potatoes have cooled squeeze them into balls. The cornstarch makes them stick together nicely.

Deep fry until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes).  Remove from oil and place on a plate that has been covered in paper towels to absorb the extra oil.

Salt the hot tots and enjoy!

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  1. They do look relish! I wonder if we could bake them somehow ;)

    1. While the deep fried version is extra delicious, you can also pan fry these. It uses less oil and takes great!