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handmade tater tots

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New York City, NY

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!

(1 rating)
yield 2 to 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For handmade tater tots

  • peanut oil [for frying]
  • 6
    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

How To Make handmade tater tots

  • 1
    Preheat 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.
  • 2
    Press par-fried potatoes through potato ricer and reserve in mixing bowl.
  • 3
    Sprinkle over cornstarch, kosher salt, sugar and pepper. Carefully "coat" the potato "rice" without creating mashed potatoes.
  • 4
    Place 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.
  • 5
    Reheat oil to 375 degrees.
  • 6
    Cut 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!