Total Time
15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

A delicious way to use leftover mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl mix together the cold mashed potatoes and the beaten eggs.
  2. Mix the flour inches Season with a little salt.
  3. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Drop the potato mixture by the spoonful into the bowl of panko crumbs.
  4. Gently press the panko into the soft potato “tots.”.
  5. Place them on a sheet pan covered with a sheet of wax paper.
  6. Heat a small pot of oil to between 350-375 degrees F.
  7. Gently drop the tater tots into the hot oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are hot and golden.
  8. Pull the tater tots from the hot oil with a strainer and gently place them on a paper towel to drain.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt.
  10. Serve hot with ketchup and enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

These were tasty and a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes as suggested. However, they do not have the same texture as regular tater tots. Next time I think I'll try brushing with olive oil & baking, rather than frying, as I don't really enjoy frying or the mess it makes.