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
238
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 2 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
12g
17%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
140µg
5%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
91mg
13%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
619mg
41%
Water
193g
7%
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.