Pimento Cheese 'Tator Tots'
3 mediumrusset potatoes, scrubbed (about 2 lbs)
1/2 cbread crumbs, seasoned
1 Tbspbutter, unsalted room temperture
4 Tbsppimento cheese with jalapenos
1/4 cheavy cream
1/2 tspgarlic powder
2 Tbspgrated parmesian cheese
2 largeeggs, beaten to blend
3 cvegetable oil
How to Make Pimento Cheese 'Tator Tots'
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Prick potatoes all over with a fork.
Bake directly on oven rack until very soft when squeezed.
- 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.
- 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.