Homemade Tater Tots Recipe

Homemade Tater Tots Recipe
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Homemade Tater Tots

Heather Christo

Homemade Tater Tots

While I made a big plate of these to eat by themselves in the middle of the day, these would be delicious in the summer with burgers or served with a hot slice of meatloaf on a cozy night! You add some eggs and flour to bind the potatoes and then they are rolled in crispy breadcrumbs before being deep-fried to a golden brown. These were unbelievably good.

3
Servings
1777
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  cups  mashed potatoes, chilled
  • eggs, beaten
  • 1/2  cup  flour
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3  cups  panko breadcrumbs
  • 4  cups  vegetable oil
  • Ketchup, for serving

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes and the beaten eggs. Mix in the flour and season with a little salt. Place the panko breadcrumbs in a bowl and drop the potato-egg mixture by the spoonful into the bowl. Gently press the panko into the soft potato "tots."

Place a sheet of waxed paper on a baking sheet. Transfer the tater tots to the baking sheet. Heat the vegetable oil in a small pot to 350-375 degrees. Gently drop the tater tots into the hot oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are hot and golden.

Remove the tater tots from the hot oil with a strainer and gently place on a paper towel to drain. Season lightly with salt. Serve hot with ketchup and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
172g
100%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
2272µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
282µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
115mg
12%
Choline, total
60mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
78µg
3%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
238mg
34%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
2681mg
100%
Water
256g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Recipe Shopping Tip

For healthy recipes, choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.