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    Homemade Potato Tots ( Tater Tots )

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Add minced fresh onion if desired, these are great because you just prepare and freeze and just remove from the freezer when needed.

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    1. 1
      Finely shred or use a ricer while potatoes are still hot.
    2. 2
      Stir in flour, salt, pepper and onion (if using).
    3. 3
      Heat 1/4-in oil in heavy pan.
    4. 4
      Form into small balls and drop in oil; fry until slightly golden.
    5. 5
      Drain on paper towels, then freeze for tater tot casseroles or to serve alone.
    6. 6
      When ready to serve, remove from freezer.
    7. 7
      Bake in single layers on a greased baking sheet; at 400 degrees until desired doneness.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2011


      Try this: after you have made your tatertot balls, roll them in some egg wash and bread crumbs, then fry them. Delicious!

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    • on March 13, 2011


      I made some alterations by accident - forgot the flour - and only boiled up two potatoes. I wanted to make sure my DD liked them before making a full batch. They still turned out good w/o the flour and my DD liked them. I think the trick for the potatoes is to boil them just until you can put your fork through them without them breaking or cracking. I used my cheese grater (the smallest hole side) and shredded the potatoes. They were actually kinda sticky. I grated about 1/4 cup of onion and minced about 3 garlic cloves. I put the mixuture into one of my icing bags with a cupler and squeezed out tiny logs - about 1 to 2 inches long. I got about 60 little logs. I fried them up in about 3-4 TBS olive oil, then baked them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Thanks for a great school lunch addition to "spice" things up from the ordinary sandwich.

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    • on February 22, 2011


      These tots taste like little bites of heaven, but MAN this is a lot of work. The only thing I changed in the recipe was I subsitutes eggs for flour since I was unknowingly out of flour when putting all this together. Also, you MUST drain water out of the potatoes by squeezing them in a some sort of cloth otherwise they will not stick together.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Potato Tots ( Tater Tots )

    Serving Size: 1 (1738 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 33.5
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 60.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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