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Homemade Tater Tots

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Life just got better with these easy to make tater tots.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Canola Oil
  • 4 whole Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Additional Salt For Seasoning

Preparation

Add the oil to a medium pot and bring to a medium heat.

Start by grating your potatoes with a box grater. Use the coarse grate size and carefully grate the potatoes into a large bowl.

Once your potatoes are completely grated, get a large, clean kitchen towel out and dump the potatoes into the towel. Fold over all of the towel edges, and ring out all of the moisture from the potatoes. Amazing right? Who would have thought there would be that much liquid coming out of those potatoes!

Add the potatoes back to the bowl. Add in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, flour, and egg. Mix well until you have a glue like texture.

To form your tater tots, take a little over a tablespoon of the potato mixture and shape it into the shape of a tater tot. There’s no science to this one, so if you want to form them into various shapes, feel free. Repeat this until all of the tots have been formed.

Once the oil is heated to 350 F, carefully add a few of the tots into the oil. I used a couple of spoons to carefully place them in the oil. You don’t want to crowd the pan so you will probably need to do this in batches.

Cook the tots until they are golden brown, then remove them from the hot oil with a slotted spoon or kitchen spider, and sprinkle a bit of salt onto them. Repeat this with the rest of the tots.

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Dax Phillips on 12.14.2012

Thanks countrygirlcookin for the comment!

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countrygirlcookin on 12.14.2012

Brilliant!

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