Handmade Tater Tots
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- peanut oil [for frying]
- medium russet potatoes, peeled and rough-cut into 1" squares
- 3 tsp
- 2 Tbsp
- kosher salt
- 1 tsp
- white sugar
- 1/2 tsp
- ground white pepper
1Preheat oil to 325 degrees and par-fry potatoes [in batches] and drain on paper towels. When complete, cool to the point where you can handle comfortably in your hand. Take oil off heat.
2Press par-fried potatoes through potato ricer and reserve in mixing bowl.
3Sprinkle over cornstarch, kosher salt, sugar and pepper. Carefully "coat" the potato "rice" without creating mashed potatoes.
4Place 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the potato mixture on parchment paper and carefully roll into a "log" that is 3/4" in diameter. Chill the "logs" in the refrigerator for no less than an hour.
5Reheat oil to 375 degrees.
6Cut potato "logs" into 1" to 1 1/4" long sections and fry until golden brown. Season with salt, pepper and dip in ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce or aioli! Enjoy!