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Homemade Tater Tots

 

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside, these Homemade Tater Tots are not only a kid-pleasing favorite, even adults (like me) fall for them wholeheartedly.

Bear Naked Food Homemade Tater Tots

 

These cylindrical shaped potatoes are so easy to make, you could customize the seasoning and make them taste exactly how you want them to be. Oh, and the best part – store a large batch of cooked tater tots in the freezer and reheat them in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 15 mins. They make the perfect treat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even parties.

Bear Naked Food Homemade Tater Tots

 

 

 

Ingredients:
2 large russet potatoes – peeled
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp dried oregano (optional)
Dash of black pepper
2 tsp all-purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil

Serves 3 – 4

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In a medium pot, add in potatoes and cover with water. Parboil for 6 – 7 mins. The potatoes need not be thoroughly cooked.

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Remove and set aside to cool.

Grate the potatoes in a large bowl.

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Mix all the seasoning in a small bowl (except flour) and add to the grated potatoes.

I like to mix the seasoning together first to ensure even distributed.

I like to mix the seasoning together first to ensure even distributed.

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Mix evenly with a fork and give it a taste. Adjust with more salt if needed.

Sprinkle in flour and toss well. The mixture should feel dry.

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Take a dollop (roughly the size of a teaspoon) of the potato mixture and shape into mini 1-inch log shape.

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You could also form them into hash brown.

Heat oil in a deep pot or pan over medium heat.

Add the potatoes in, about 5 – 6 at a time and leave them untouched for 30 seconds.

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Move them around with a strainer and cook until they achieve a crisp and golden crust. It should take about 2 – 3 mins.

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Drain on paper towel and serve warm.

Bear Naked Food Homemade Tater Tots
Make ahead: After the tater tots are cooled, transfer into airtight container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. To eat, preheat oven to 200°C/400°F and bake for 15 mins.

Bear Naked Food Homemade Tater Tots

 

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Homemade Tater Tots
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: serves 3 - 4
Ingredients
  • 2 large russet potatoes – peeled
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano (optional)
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, add in potatoes and cover with water. Parboil for 6 – 7 mins. The potatoes need not be thoroughly cooked.
  2. Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Grate the potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Mix all the seasoning in a small bowl (except flour) and add to the grated potatoes.
  5. Mix evenly with a fork and give it a taste. Adjust with more salt if needed.
  6. Sprinkle in flour and toss well. The mixture should feel dry.
  7. Take a dollop (roughly the size of a teaspoon) of the potato mixture and shape into mini 1-inch log shape.
  8. You could also form them into hash brown.
  9. Heat oil in a deep pot or pan over medium heat.
  10. Add the potatoes in, about 5 – 6 at a time and leave them untouched for 30 seconds.
  11. Move them around with a strainer and cook until they achieve a crisp and golden crust. It should take about 2 – 3 mins.
  12. Drain on paper towel and serve warm.
  13. Make ahead: After the tater tots are cooled, transfer into airtight container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. To eat, preheat oven to 200°C/400°F and bake for 15 mins.

 

 

Rachelle

Rachelle

Editor-in-Chief at Bear Naked Food
Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

1 Comment

  1. HM says:

    Hi, do you think these can be oven-baked instead of deep-fried from the start? 😀

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