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pimento cheese 'tator tots'

Recipe by
Kathy Williams
Rock Hill, SC

I found a recipe for 'Tator Tots' out of a magazine of Bon Appetit. I changed the ingrediants, but the technique is the same. Really good.

yield 4 -6
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pimento cheese 'tator tots'

  • 3 md
    russet potatoes, scrubbed (about 2 lbs)
  • 2
    scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted room temperture
  • 4 Tbsp
    pimento cheese with jalapenos
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated parmesian cheese
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten to blend
  • 3 c
    vegetable oil

How To Make pimento cheese 'tator tots'

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 F. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Bake directly on oven rack until very soft when squeezed. Cool slightly.
  • 2
    Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh into a medium size bowl. Discard skins. Mash, then mix in scallions, breadcrumbs, cream, pimemto cheese, butter, garlic powder, 2 tsp. salt and 2 tablespoons of parmesian cheese. Mix in egg just to combine. Roll 1 tablespoon portions of the potatoe mixture into balls.
  • 3
    Pour oil into a medium skillet and heat over medium heat until bubbles form imediately when a little potato mixture is added. Working in batches fry tots until deep golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve with the remaining pimento cheese and a dip.