Handmade Tater Tots

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TROY RAY

By
@TROYRAYNYC

I know it's a tricky choice to make the decision to make-at-home something that you can get at the grocery store, but trust me, these are so much better! You'll NEVER go back!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
2 to 4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

peanut oil [for frying]
6
medium russet potatoes, peeled and rough-cut into 1" squares
3 tsp
cornstarch
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
white sugar
1/2 tsp
ground white pepper

How to Make Handmade Tater Tots

Step-by-Step

  • 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!

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About Handmade Tater Tots

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy