Homemade Tater Tots Recipe

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Homemade Tater Tots Recipe
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
3182
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
48 tater tots

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!

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
310g
100%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
22g
100%
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Protein
15g
31%
Carbs
94g
31%
Vitamin A
150µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7.1%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.4%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
66mg
100%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
178mg
18%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
41µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
41µg
10%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
44mg
11%
Monounsaturated
218g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
222mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
55g
N/A
Potassium
754mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.3%
Sodium
1512mg
63%
Trans
3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%